The Edinburgh Mathematical Society was founded in February 1883.

The 55 founder members are listed below.

**Robert Edgar Allardice**

Assistant to the Professor of Mathematics, University, Edinburgh

**Archibald J Baker**

Master at George Watson's College, Edinburgh

**Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay**

Mathematical Master, George Watson's College, Edinburgh

**C W Crossley Barlow**

St Peter's College, Cambridge

**J Barry-Low**

Mathematical Master, Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow

**James Blyth**

Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, Andersonian College, Glasgow

**James Bolam**

Government Navigation School, Leith

**Hugh Hamilton Browning**

14 Newton Place, Charing Cross, Glasgow (later Rev)

**James Rose Burgess**

Mathematical Master, Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh

**Peter Campbell**

Mathematical Master, George Watson's College, Edinburgh

**George Chrystal**

Professor of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh

**W Cooper Dickson**

United Presbyterian Divinity Hall, Edinburgh (later Rev)

**Archibald C Elliot**

student at University of Edinburgh

**James Gibson Fairweather**

C.E., 13 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

**Robert McNair Ferguson**

Headmaster of the Institution, Edinburgh

**Alexander Yule Fraser**

Mathematical Master, George Watson's College, Edinburgh

**E P Frederick**

Mathematical Master, Loretto, Musselburgh

**Robert P Hardie**

student of Logic at Edinburgh

**William Harvey**

Law student at Edinburgh

**E B Kirk**

Minister at Barrhead

**Cargill Gilston Knott**

Assistant to Professor of Natural Philosophy

**Arthur P Laurie**

student at Edinurgh

**J Macdonald**

**William James Macdonald**

Mathematical Master, Daniel Stewart's College, Edinburgh

**Alexander Macfarlane**

Examiner in Mathematics, University, Edinburgh

Professor of Mathematics and Physics, University of Texas, Austin

**John Sturgeon Mackay**

Mathematical Master, The Academy, Edinburgh

**John Macmillan**

Mathematical Master, Academy, Perth

**J McKean**

Lecturer on Mathematics, Watt's Institute, Edinburgh

**Charles M Middleton**

Mathematical Master, George Watson's College, Edinburgh

**Robert Miller**

Rev., Mathematical Master, Ladies' College, George Square, Edinburgh

**William Milne**

Mathematical Master, High School, Glasgow

**Robert Moodie**

High School, Arbroath

**John Todd Morrison**

student at Edinburgh

**Thomas Muir**

Mathematical Master, High School, Glasgow

**David Munn**

Mathematical Master, High School, Edinburgh

**Charles Niven**

Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

**Robert Traill Omond**

The Observatory, Ben Nevis

**William Peddie**

Assistant to the Professor of Natural Philosophy, Edinburgh

**Herbert B Pickard**

**William Raitt**

College of Science and Art, Glasgow

**David Rintoul**

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

**William Ritchie**

George Watson's College, Edinburgh

**Alexander Robertson**

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

**Robert Robertson**

Mathematical Master, Ladies' College, Queen Street, Edinburgh

**H C Robson**

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

**J R Roxburgh**

**Peter Guthrie Tait**

Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

**James Taylor**

Dollar Institution, Dollar

**George Thom**

Rector, Dollar Institution, Dollar

**William Thomson**

Student in Divinity, Edinburgh

**David Traill**

Mathematical Master, The Academy, Edinburgh

**John E Vernon**

Free Church Minister

**William Welsh**

Fellow and Tutor, Jesus College, Cambridge

**Thomas White**

Training for the Ministry

**Philip Wood**

Head Master, Grammar School, Darlington

**MacTutor links:**

History of the EMS

Presidents of the EMS

Treasurers of the EMS

Secretaries of the EMS

**EMS Prizes etc:**

EMS Whittaker Prize

EMS Honorary Members

EMS Founder Members

**Other Web site:**

JOC/EFR August 2009

The URL of this page is:

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Societies/EMSFounder.html