Collection K/PP32 - HUDSON, Professor William Henry Hoar (1838-1915)

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HUDSON, Professor William Henry Hoar (1838-1915)


  • 1898 (Creation)
  • 1873 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box or 0.01m3

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.

General Information

Name of creator


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.

Custodial history

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

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 supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

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

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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