MC:F34/A1 Minute Book
MC:F34/A1/1 Jun 1888–Jun 1893
Copy of the minute book of the Oxford Mathematical Society. The whole book in is Elliott’s hand. MC:F34/A1/2–4 were found in this book.
Offprint of a paper by Robert Harley from the Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, titled “On the Interchange of Two Differential Resolvents” (found in MC:F34/A1/1 above).
MC:F34/A1/3 17 Jul 1901
Letter from Robert Harley (address, the Athenaeum) to Elliott, on mathematical matters (found in MC:F34/A1/1 above).
MC:F34/A1/4 n.d. (1925?)
Notes (29 pages) for an untitled lecture given by Elliott, evidently to the Oxford Mathematical Society, on “mathematics and mathematicians in the Oxford of various times”. It includes Elliott’s reminiscences of the mathematics tutors of the 1870s and 1880s, including Charles Dodgson of Christ Church, John Griffiths of Jesus College, Bartholomew Price (Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy 1853-98 and Master of Pembroke 1892-8), Henry Smith (Savilian Professor of Geometry 1861–83), James Sylvester (Savilian Professor of Geometry 1883–97), and William Esson (Elliott’s own tutor, and Savilian Professor of Geometry 1897–1916).
The lecture is undated, but on p. 28 Elliott talks of the founding of the Oxford Mathematical Society (which occurred in 1888) as happening “37 years ago” (found in MC:F34/A1/1 above).
Return here to the introduction to this catalogue.