Correspondence of Robert Potts relating to the chancellorship of Cambridge University at the time of Prince Albert's election.
Robert Potts: Correspondence
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- ReferenceGB 12 MSS.Add.4427 and 4428
- Dates of Creation1847
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- Physical Description1 envelope and 1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Potts (1805-1885), mathematician, was born in Lambeth, London. He was educated privately in Kent, before matriculating at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1828 (B.A., 1832; M.A., 1835). Thereafter, he became a private tutor in the university. Potts won acclaim for his edition of Euclid's Elements, which was first published in 1845. He died at Cambridge on 4 August 1885.
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Presented by Robert Potts, 1872.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entries on Potts in Sidney Lee, ed., Dictionary of national biography, Vol. XVI (London, 1909), and in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. V (Cambridge University Press, 1953), p. 168.
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