The collection consists of lectures on senior mathematics at Edinburgh University, 1885-1886, and on mathematics generally, 1894-1895. There is also a letter from Chrystal to P. G. Tait, 15 May 1879. Included too are photographs, mainly topographical and of Italy, taken by Chrystal, 1870s and 1890s.
Lectures and Papers of Professor George Chrystal (1851-1911)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-172
- Dates of Creation1885-1895
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 volumes, 1 letter, 1 box containing circa 70 photographs.
- LocationGen. 1903; Gen. 1992/2; Gen. 2169/44; E96.61
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George Chrystal was born in Aberdeenshire on 8 March 1851. He was educated at the Grammar School in Aberdeen and at Aberdeen and Cambridge Universities. Prior to his becoming Professor of Mathematics at Edinburgh University in 1879, he was a Fellow and Lecturer at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Professor of Mathematics at St. Andrews University. Chrystal's publications include the two part Treatise on algebra, and the Introduction to algebra (1898). Professor George Chrystal died 3 November 1911.
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Lectures taken by Easterbrook, part of purchase June 1972, Accession no. E72.26. Other lectures received November 1975, Accession no. E75.59. Letter received May 1983, Accession no. E83.32. Photographs received November 1996, Accession no. E96.61.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who. A companion to Who's who...1897-1916. London: A. and C. Black, 1920.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
Other Finding Aids
Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.