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Stokes: the papers of George Gabriel Stokes

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/1058/STO

Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection is made up of a series of addresses sent to Stokes upon the occasion of his Jubilee as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1829 - 2020

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Stokes was born in Ireland in 1819 and came up to Pembroke in 1837. He was then elected to a Fellowship from 1841-1857, and then again, after Fellows were allowed to be married, from 1869 until he was elected Master just a few months before his death in 1903. He also held the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge from 1849, as well as being President of the Royal Society (1885-1890) and Member of Parliament for the University (1887-1892). In July 1889 Queen Victoria created him the Baronet Stokes of Lensfield Cottage.

Extent

0.12 cubic metre(s)

Language of Materials

English

English

French

Latin

Russian

Custodial History

These papers were formerly part of the Pembrochiana series of the College Archives. In January 2021 they were moved to form their own standalone collection.

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Pembroke College Library Repository

Contact:
Archivist
Pembroke College
Cambridge CB2 1RF United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 764151

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