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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
HUDSON, Professor William Henry Hoar (1838-1915)
Created 1873, 1898
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Hudson, William Henry Hoar, 1838-1915, Professor of Mathematics

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1838; educated King's College London and St John's College, Cambridge; Mathematical Lecturer, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, 1862-1863 and 1867-1868, and at St John's College, Cambridge, 1869-1881; Fellow of King's College London, 1873; Professor of Mathematics, King's College London, 1882-1903, and Queen's College, London, 1883-1905; Member of Council, London Mathematical Society, 1894-1899; Member of Senate, London University, 1901-1904; Honorary Fellow of Queen's College, 1909; died 1915.

Publications: preface to The story of arithmetic by Susan Cunnington (Swan Sonnenschein and Co, London, 1904); Algebra ; editor of Books I and II of Euclid ; Notes on the first principles of dynamics (Hodgson, London, 1884); On the teaching of elementary algebra (C F Hodgson and Son, London, [1886]; On the teaching of Mathematics (Private, London, 1893).

Archival history

Donated to the Royal Society of Arts by Mr E E Hudson, grandson of the author.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited at King's College London Library, by the Royal Society of Arts, in 1964.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Hudson comprising 'Angle Generator for use in the study of trigonometry' by W B Bushell, 1873; a letter from H Orfleur concerning surfaces, with photograph of geometrical model attached, 1898; invitation to Hudson from Principal Henry Wace to the Medical Department Prize Distribution, with geometrical drawing on the reverse; mathematical model (quadratic surface: ellipsoid).

System of arrangement

4 items.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Handlist available in hard copy in the College Archive reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000

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  • Geometry
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics education

Personal names

  • Bushell, W B, fl 1873
  • Hudson, William Henry Hoar, 1838-1915, Mathematician
  • Orfleur, H, fl 1898
  • Wace, Henry, 1836-1924, Dean of Canterbury, Historian and Controversialist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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