Whittaker, E. T. (Edmund Taylor), 1873-1956

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Edmund Taylor Whittaker, born in 1873 in Southport, England, was a mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and was appointed professor of astronomy at the University of Dublin in 1906. In 1912, he was made professor of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, holding this post for thirty-five years before retiring in 1946. After 1930, when he was received into the Roman Catholic Church, his interests turned to natural theology. He died in 1956.

From the description of Edmund Taylor Whittaker Papers. 1918-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225566835

Educated at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Second Wrangler and lst Smith's prizeman. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Secretary to the Astronomical Society 1901-1906. F. R. S. 1905. Royal Astronomer of Ireland 1906-1912. Sylvester Medallist R. S. 1931. Professor of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, 1912.

From the description of Papers, 1905-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77878905

Epithet: mathematician; Knight 1945

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001152.0x0001fb

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referencedIn McVittie, George C. (George Cunliffe). Autobiographical sketch prepared at the request of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, ca. 1975. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Whittaker, E. T. (Edmund Taylor), 1873-1956. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956 Houghton Library
referencedIn McVittie, George C. (George Cunliffe). Papers, 1928-1975. University of Illinois Archives
referencedIn Records of the University of Edinburgh, 1582- Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn DINGLE, Professor Herbert (1890-1978), 1904-1978 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
referencedIn Enrico Volterra Papers, 1910-2009, bulk 1930-1973 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
creatorOf Whittaker, E. T. (Edmund Taylor), 1873-1956. Edmund Taylor Whittaker Papers. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
referencedIn McVittie, George C. (George Cunliffe). Selected papers [microform], 1926-1975. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Schatzman, Evry L. Oral history interview with Evry L. Schatzman, 1979 August 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Vol. XXIV (ff. 310). 1895-1908.includes:ff. 1-305 passim William Botting Hemsley, botanist: Correspondence with A. R. Wallace: 1886-1908.: Partly copies.ff. 2, 8, 27, 167 Conwy Lloyd Morgan, FRS; Principal of University College, Bristol: Letters ..., 1895-1908 British Library
creatorOf Whittaker, E. T. (Edmund Taylor), 1873-1956. Papers, 1905-1920. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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Birth 1873-10-24

Death 1956-03-24




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