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Routh, Edward John: letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL104
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Routh, Edward John: letter
Date(s): [1854]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Routh | Edward John | 1831-1907 | mathematician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward John Routh was born in Canada to a British father and French-Canadian mother. He came to Britain aged 11 and was educated at University College School, University College London (where he studied mathematics under Augustus De Morgan) and Peterhouse, Cambridge, from which he graduated as senior wrangler in 1854. From 1855 to 1888 Routh worked successfully as a mathematics coach at Peterhouse and he wrote several mathematical books. He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1872.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Edward John Routh of 19 Dorset Square, London to [Augustus De Morgan], [1854]. Thanking him for a testimonial sent to accompany Routh's [unsuccessful] application for the professorship of mathematics at the [Royal Military] Academy, Woolwich. [The post was given to Matthew O'Brien, previously astronomy lecturer at Woolwich.] Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library at the central building of the University of London (1921). A copy is available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inside a copy of John Phipps's A guide to the commerce of Bengal - classmark: [G.L.] 1823

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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