# Record

Authorised form of name | Boole; George (1815 - 1864); mathematician |

Surname | Boole |

Forenames | George |

Dates | 1815 - 1864 |

Nationality | British |

Dates and places | Birth: Lincoln, England (02 November 1815) Death: Cork, Ireland (08 December 1864) Burial: St Michael's Church of Ireland, Blackrock, County Cork |

Activity | Research Field: Mathematics Education: Self-taught, did not attend secondary school or have a university degree Career: First Professor of Mathematics, Queen's College, Cork (1849); Public Examiner for Degrees in the Queen's University; Honorary LL.D. from University of Dublin (1851); elected President of the Cuvierian Society (1855); awarded Keith Medal of Royal Society of Edinburgh (1857); honorary DCL from Oxford University (1859) Memberships: FCPS (1858) |

Royal Society activity | Membership: Fellow Election Date: 11/06/1857 Medals/Prizes: Royal Medal 1844 |

Relationships | Grandfather of Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor (FRS 1919); wife Mary, daughter of Rev. T. R. Everest, Rector of Wickwar, Gloucestershire, niece of Colonel Sir Gerge Everest FRS (1790-1866); great grandfather of Howard Hinton, FRS. |

Published works | 'An Investigation into the Laws of Thought, on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities' 1854 |

Sources | Sources: Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Irish Innovators Obituaries: Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp vi-xi References: W Kneale, 'Boole and the Algebra of Logic' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 53-63 Sir Geoffrey Taylor, 'George Boole, FRS, 1815-1864' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 44-52, plate C S S, 'The Society's Library' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 21-27 Papers in University College Cork - catalogue avaiable at http://booleweb.ucc.ie/documents/George_Boole_Descriptive_List.pdf |

Virtual International Authority File | http://viaf.org/viaf/49282014 |

Royal Society code | NA6589 |

Archives associated with this Fellow

Reference number | Title | Date |

EC/1857/02 | Boole, George: certificate of election to the Royal Society | |

NLB/13/353 | Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to H John Falk, The Athenaeum, Liverpool | 29 July 1896 |

IM/000441 | Boole, George | nd |

MM/17/82 | Letter from Alice Boole to Herbert Rix, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society | 5 June 1889 |

MM/16/34 | 'Note on Prof Boole's papers' | 30 November 1867 |

NLB/13/614 | Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to H John Falks, Thorshill, West Kirby, Liverpool | 17 October 1896 |

AP/43/2 | On the Gyroscope | 1860 |

RR/3/21 | Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the comparison of transcendents with certain applications to the theory of definite integrals' by George Boole | 2 June 1857 |

RR/4/17 | Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the theory of probabilities' by George Boole | 23 June 1862 |

RR/4/16 | Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the theory of probabilities' by George Boole | 25 June 1862 |

RR/3/218 | Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On some remarkable relations which obtain among the roots of the four squares into which a number may be divided, as compared with the corresponding roots of certain other numbers' by Frederick Pollock | 4 October 1858 |

RR/3/217 | Letter from George Boole, on a paper 'On some remarkable relations which obtain among the roots of the four squares into which a number may be divided, as compared with the corresponding roots of certain other numbers' by Frederick Pollock | 4 October 1858 |

RR/4/74 | Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the laws of operation, and the systematization of mathematics' by Alexander John Ellis | 8 November 1859 |

RR/5/24 | Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the differential equations which determine the form of the roots of algebraic equations' by George Boole | 29 June 1864 |

RR/4/48 | Referee's report by George Boole, on two papers 'On an extension of Arbogast’s method of derivations' and 'On the equation for the product of the differences of all but one of the roots of a given equation' by Arthur Cayley | 25 March 1861 |

RR/4/15 | Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On simultaneous differential equations of the first order in which the number of the variables exceeds by more than one the number of the equations' by George Boole | 25 June 1862 |

RR/4/14 | Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On simultaneous differential equations of the first order in which the number of the variables exceeds by more than one the number of the equations' by George Boole | 28 June 1862 |

RR/5/23 | Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the differential equations of dynamics. A sequel to a paper on simultaneous differential equations' by George Boole | 20 May 1863 |

RR/5/22 | Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the differential equations of dynamics. A sequel to a paper on simultaneous differential equations' by George Boole | 19 March 1863 |

RR/4/81 | Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis | 15 May 1861 |

RR/5/25 | Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the differential equations which determine the form of the roots of algebraic equations' by George Boole | 12 September 1864 |

RR/4/198 | Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On some remarkable relations which obtain among the roots of the four squares into which a number may be divided, as compared with the corresponding roots of certain other numbers' by Frederick Pollock | 17 January 1859 |

RR/4/221 | Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols - second memoir' by William Henry Leighton Russell | 13 May 1862 |

RR/5/227 | Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols.— Fourth memoir. With applications to the theory of non-linear differential equations' by William Henry Leighton Russell | nd [1864] |

RR/5/66 | Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On clinant geometry, as a means of expressing the general relations of points in a plane, realizing imaginaries reconciling ordinary algebra with plane geometry, and extending the theories of anharmonic ratios' by Alexander John Ellis | [1863] |

RR/3/22 | Referee's report by Henry Moseley, on a paper 'On the comparison of transcendents with certain applications to the theory of definite integrals' by Professor George Boole | 11 July 1857 |

RR/4/227 | Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols, with applications to the theory of differential equations' by William Henry Leighton Russell | 1861 |

IM/000440 | Boole, George | nd |

MS/782 | Mathematical papers of George Boole | 1844-1855 |

NLB/13/735 | Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to H J Falk, The Athenaeum, Liverpool | 12 November 1896 |

NLB/13/434 | Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Michael Foster | 7 September 1896 |

RR/3/55 | Referee's report by George Boole, on three papers 'A memoir on the theory of matrices'; 'A memoir on the automorphic linar transformation of a bipartite quadric function'; 'On certain formulae for differentiation' by Arthur Cayley | 29 March 1858 |

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