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White, Francis Puryer (1893-1969) mathematician

  • GB 275 000126
  • Person
  • 1893-1969

White came up to St John's as a mathematical scholar in 1912, graduating BA in 1915. In 1916 he was elected to the Isaac Newton Studentship in Astronomy and Optical Physics, a post he held for three years before being elected a Fellow of the College. He was appointed a College Lecturer in 1920 and was Director of Studies in Mathematics from 1945 to 1959. He served on the Council of the London Mathematical Society from 1923 to 1947, and was Secretary of the Cambridge Philosophical Society from 1924 to 1936, and its President from 1961 to 1963. He was appointed Librarian at St John's College in 1948, a post he held until his retirement in 1961, and served as Keeper of the College Records 1961-9.

Robert Sclater & Son

  • GB 275 000128
  • Corporate body
  • fl 1859

Die and stamp cutters, Edinburgh.

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