## Gibson: *History of Scottish Mathematics*

In 1927 the Edinburgh Mathematical Society began to publish Series 2 of the *Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.* The first paper in the new Series was by **George Gibson** and it was the first part of his two-part paper *Sketch of the History of Mathematics in Scotland to the end of the 18th Century.* The first part occupied the first 17 pages of Volume I, Part I issued in May 1927. The second part of his paper occupied pages 71 to 93 of Volume I, and was issued as the first paper in Part II. We present a version of the paper below. We have broken the paper into smaller parts for convenience of presenting it in our archive but this is a somewhat arbitrary division and certainly was not intended by Gibson.

- Gibson History 1 - Introduction
- Gibson History 2 - Mathematics in the schools
- Gibson History 3 - Founding of the Universities
- Gibson History 4 - John Napier
- Gibson History 5 - James Gregory
- Gibson History 6 - More Gregorys
- Gibson History 7 - Robert Simson
- Gibson History 8 - James Stirling
- Gibson History 9 - Colin Maclaurin
- Gibson History 10 - Matthew Stewart, John Stewart, William Trail
- Gibson History 11 - John Playfair, Sir John Leslie
- Gibson History 12 - Minor figures, Arithmetic Books
- Gibson History 13 - Postscript

JOC/EFR April 2007

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