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Authorised form of nameClifford; William Kingdon (1845 - 1879)
SurnameClifford
ForenamesWilliam Kingdon
Dates1845 - 1879
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Exeter, Devon, England (04 May 1845)
Death:
Madeira (03 March 1879)
Burial:
Highgate Cemetery, London
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics
Education:
King's College, London; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA,MA
Career:
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (1868); Professor of Applied Mathematics, University College, London (1871); developed pulmonary consumption and went to Spain and Algiers on account of his health
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1874
RelationshipsSon of William Clifford and his wife, nee Kingdon; married (1875) Lucy, daughter of John Lane of Barbados
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
Gillian Beer, 'Translation or Transformation? The Relations of Literature and Science' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 81-99
B Pippard, 'Euclid and other popular romances. Such silver currents: the story of William and Lucy Clifford 1845-1929, by M Chisholm' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 252-253
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/51772037
Royal Society codeNA6732
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1874/06Clifford, William Kingdon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/72/321Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Fisher Dilke, Baronet; and Miss [Margaret] Clifford5 July 1929
P/0023Portrait of Clifford, William Kingdon1878
RR/8/84Referee's report by Olaus Magnus Friedrich Erdmann Henrici, on a paper 'On the classification of Loci' by William Kingdon Clifford29th June 1878
RR/8/83Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the classification of Loci' by William Kingdon Clifford13 June 1878
RR/7/293Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On Mr. Spottiswoode’s contact problems' by William Kingdon Clifford4 January 1874
RR/7/442Referee's report by William Kingdon Clifford, on a paper 'A memoir on prepotentials' by Arthur Cayley1876
NLB/69/813Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Capt. G. A. Raineri-Biscia, Italian Naval Attache, Royal Italian Embassy, 4 Tilney Street, Park Lane, W25 October 1926
RR/7/485Referee's report by William Kingdon Clifford, on a paper 'On multiple contact of surfaces' by William Spottiswoode1876
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