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Authorised form of nameCrofton; Morgan William (1826 - 1915)
SurnameCrofton
ForenamesMorgan William
Dates1826 - 1915
Dates and placesBirth:
27 June 1826
Death:
13 May 1915
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics
Education:
Dublin. BA
Career:
Professor of Mathematics, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Professor of Natural Philosophy, Queen's University, Ireland
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1868
RelationshipsSon of Rev William Crofton, Rector of Skreene, county Sligo, and his wife Melisina, daughter of Rev Henry Woodward.
Married: 1) (31 August 1857) Julia Agnes Cecilia, daughter of J B Kernan (died 1902); 2) Katherine, daughter of Holland Taylor of Manchester
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
References:
T M Charlton, 'An Extension of Maxwell's Theory of Pin-Jointed Frameworks by M W Crofton, FRS' in NR 1989 vol 43 pp 53-56
Royal Society codeNA8050
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/2/635Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Morgan William Crofton, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1888
NLB/7/324Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to C Coupe, Stonyhouse College, Blackburn20 January 1893
NLB/36/330Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons14 October 1907
RR/7/19Referee's report by John Couch Adams, on a paper 'On the proof of the law of errors of observations' by Morgan William Crofton1870
RR/7/18Referee's report by Isaac Todhunter, on a paper 'On the proof of the law of errors of observations' by Morgan William Crofton9 November 1869
RR/8/10Referee's report by Morgan William Crofton, on a paper ' On clairautian functions and equations' by Allan Cunningham25 October 1877
RR/8/52Referee's report by Morgan William Crofton, on a paper 'On the calculation of the trajectories of shot' by William Davidson Niven12 January 1877
RR/6/88Referee's report by Archibald Smith, on a paper 'On the theory of local probability, applied to straight lines drawn at random in a plane; the methods used being also extended to the proof of certain new theorems in the integral calculus' by Morgan William Crofton30 March 1868
RR/6/89Referee's report by Isaac Todhunter, on a paper 'On the theory of local probability, applied to straight lines drawn at random in a plane; the methods used being also extended to the proof of certain new theorems in the integral calculus' by Morgan William Crofton7 April 1868
EC/1868/10Crofton, Morgan William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/000995Crofton, Morgan Williamnd
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