Professor Augustus De Morgan's Library - almanac

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A manuscript almanac.

Administrative / Biographical History

Augustus de Morgan was born at Madura, India in 1806. On returning to England, de Morgan was educated at various schools. In February 1823 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1827. In 1828 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at University College London. De Morgan resigned his post in 1831, on account of a disagreement with the University Council who claimed the right of dismissing a professor without assigning reasons. He resumed his chair in 1836 on assurance that the regulations had been altered so as to preserve the independence of professors, remaining Professor of Mathematics at UCL until he resigned in November 1866.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. 24 hours notice is required.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copy handlist available in the Special Collections reading room. Also see A list of certain letters inserted in books from the Library of Augustus De Morgan (University of London Library, 1990).

Archivist's Note

1999-09-02 Simon McKeon, 2000-06-07 Sarah Smith.

Custodial History

After his death in March 1871, de Morgan's library, which consisted of about three thousand volumes, was bought by Lord Overstone and presented to the University of London. MS 239 was the gift of William Frederick de Morgan in 1908.