Authorised form of nameFrost; Percival (1817 - 1898)
Dates1817 - 1898
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
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)
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
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn
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
IM/Maull/001570Frost, Percival1891-2
NLB/18/451Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Mrs Percival Frost, 15 Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge13 March 1899
MC/17Volume 17 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1897-1899
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView