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Authorised form of nameFrost; Percival (1817 - 1898)
Dates1817 - 1898
NationalityBritish
Place of birthKingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England
Date of birth01 September 1817
Place of deathHis house in Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge
Date of death05 June 1898
Dates and placesBurial:
Mill Road cemetery, Cambridge
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Research fieldMathematics
ActivityEducation:
Schools at Beverley and Oakham; Caius College, Cambridge (admitted 1835); migrated to St John's College, Cambridge (1835); Inner Temple (admitted 1839). BA (1839), MA (1842), ScD (1883)
Career:
Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge (1839-1841); ordained deacon (1841); ordained priest (1842); Lecturer in Mathematics, Jesus College, Cambridge (1847-1859); Lecturer in Mathematics, King's College, Cambridge (1859-1889); Fellow of King's College, Cambridge (1882-1898); his private pupils included William Kingdon Clifford (FRS 1874); played the piano and painted water colours
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1883
RelationshipsSon of Charles Frost, solicitor and antiquary; married (1841) Jennett Louisa, daughter of Richard Dixon of Finchley
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1898-1899 vol 64 pp vii-ix signed by H M T
Royal Society codeNA6657
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1883/08Frost, Percival: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/5/1117Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Clay & Sons, Ave Maria Lane, E.C.6 January 1892
NLB/14/231Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Dr Percival Frost, Fellow of the Royal Society, 15 Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge27 January 1897
NLB/16/795Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons10 June 1898
NLB/18/536Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Mrs Percival Frost, 15 Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge 24 March 1899
NLB/18/451Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Mrs Percival Frost, 15 Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge13 March 1899
IM/Maull/001570Frost, Percival1891-2
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