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Lady Sadleir's Trust papers, 1856 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Char.II.14, 36


  • Creation: 1856 - 1880


Biographical / Historical

Lady Sadleir, widow first of William Croome, M.D., Fellow of Emmanuel College and the proposer of the scheme, and then of Sir Edwin Sadleir, by her will dated 25 September 1701, made provision for lectures in the different Colleges 'for the full and clear explication and teaching that part of mathematical knowledge commonly called algebra'. Lady Sadleir died in 1706 and the lectures started in Emmanuel College at Michaelmas, 1710, and subsequently at other Colleges. The scheme proved unsatisfactory, and by statute approved by the Queen in Council in 1860, the Lectureships were replaced by a Professorship, the Sadlerian Professorship of Pure Mathematics.

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Lady Sadleir's Trust

Finding aid date

2003-02-04 12:12:48+00:00

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