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Glaisher, James Whitbread Lee.Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Dec. 17, 1866. S. and h. of James, F.R.S. [who made a record-breaking balloon ascent]. B. Nov. 5, 1848, at Lewisham, Kent. School, St Paul's (exhibitioner). Matric. Michs. 1867; Scholar, 1868; B.A. (2 nd ) 1871; M.A.Wrangler 1874; Sc.D. 1887. Fellow, 1871-1928. Tutor, 1883-93. Lecturer in Mathematics, 1871-1901. F.R.S., 1875. President of the London Mathematical Society, 1884-6; De Morgan Medal, 1908. President, Royal Astronomical Society, 1886-8 and 1901-3. Had a large share in the work of the British Association; President of Mathematical Section, 1890. Editor of The Messenger of , 1871-1928,Mathematics and of the Quarterly Journal of Mathematics. His contributions to mathematics covered a wide range, but were chiefly on questions connected with the q series in elliptic functions. Hon. D.Sc. Dublin, 1892, and Victoria, 1902. A great authority on faience and pottery; his collections, considered to be the finest in the world, were bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum. Paid many visits to U.S.A. and travelled much in Europe. In the early days of cycling an enthusiastic rider of the old 'penny farthing' machine. Died unmarried Dec. 7, 1928, in College. Brother of the above. ( St Paul's Sch. Reg.; D.N.B.; Who's Who; The Times, Dec. 8 and 12, 1928; Cambridge, Jan. 25, 1929.)Review | James Whitbread Lee GLAISHER Approx. lifespan: 1848–1928 Tripos: Trin. Math. 1871 pens. Trinity College adm1866:12:17 s. and h. of James GLAISHER, FRS who made a record-breaking balloon ascent b. Lewisham, Kent 1848:11:05 Sch: St Paul's School [St Paul's], [ London ] (exhibitioner) Matric 1867:10MT: Scholar 1868 BA 2 nd Wrangler 1871 MA 1874 ScD 1887 Fellow 1871-1928 Tutor: 1883-93 Lecturer in Mathematics: 1871-1901 FRS 1875 President of London Mathematical Society 1884-86 De Morgan Medal 1908 President: Royal Astronomical Society 1886-8, and 1901-3 Had a large share in the work of: British Association President of: Mathematical Section, British Association 1890 Editor of The Messenger of Mathematics 1871-1928 Editor of Quarterly Journal of Mathematics His contributions to mathematics covered a wide range, but were chiefly on questions connected with the q series in elliptic functions[/query]Hon. DSc Dublin 1892 Hon. DSc Victoria 1902 A great authority on faience and pottery; his collections, considered to be the finest in the world, were bequeathed to Fitzwilliam Museum [Cambridge], [ Cambridgeshire ] Paid many visits to USA travelled much in Europe In the early days of cycling an enthusiastic rider of the old 'penny farthing' machine"/> d. unmarried, in College 1928:12:07 brother of Glaisher, Ernest Henry (above)% Refs: St Paul's Sch. Reg. Refs: D.N.B. Refs: Who's Who Refs: The Times 1928:12:08 and 12 Refs: Cambridge Review 1929:01:25. [add:]Pencil portrait, 1927, by F. Dodd, at Trinity College [:add][add:]CP: 57[:add] |