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[UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT] THE MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF STATISTICS. An unpublished manuscript of approximately three hundred pages with Appendices. Chapters I-VII ‘Chance’, ‘Univariate Statistics’, ‘The Normal Probability Function’, ‘Sampling’, ‘Bivariate Statistics’, ‘Multivariate Statistics’, ‘Illustrations of the Theory’, plus ‘Appendices’. Additionally an explanatory ‘Statistics Formulae’. Written in legibile ink with some occasional corrections overlaid, Enclosed in two box files
N.d. c.[1939-1944]. . An unpublished manuscript from the noted English mathematician & crystallographer Harold (Hilton) Simpson. ?'Professor Simpson contributed many important articles on various topics to mathematical and scientific periodicals; in addition, he has written four valuable books?' Nature 154, 265-265 (26 August 1944). The top sheet of each chapter has in pencil ?'fit for press?', the only conclusion we can reach is that because of wartime paper shortages the work never reached publication. Harold Hilton (Simpson), (until 1939 his surname was Hilton). Born: Ickham, Kent, England, 22 October 1876; Died: Oxford, England, 4 April 1974 English mathematician & crystallographer. From 1895 to 1898, Hilton studied at Oxford, eventually receiving his D.Sc in 1913. In 1902, he became assistant lecturer in mathematics at the University of Bangor, in North Wales. In 1907, he accepted a position as assistant professor of mathematics at Bedford College, London. Finally, in 1912, Hilton became professor of maths at the University of London where he remained the rest of his career. In 1939, he changed his last name to Simpson. The Royal Holloway at University of London still awards annually The Simpson Prize in his memory, awarded to a first-year undergraduate in the Department of Mathematics in recognition of outstanding academic effort or achievement. His published works are as follows: ?'Mathematical Crystallography And The Theory Of Groups Of Movements?' published by The Clarendon Press, 1903; ?'The theory of groups of finite order?' published in 1908; ?'Homogeneous linear substitutions Oxford?' published by Clarendon Press 1914; and finally ?'Plane algebraic curves?' published in 1920. Included are some early letters to Mrs Dorothy Simpson nee Elliott. Simpson met her when regularly taking tea with her uncle the renowned mathemetician Edwin Bailey Elliott (1851?-1937). Simpson married her (his second wife) in 1962. The eleven letters date from 23rd December 1940-24th December 1953, many accompanying a small gift for a birthday or christmas, one of particular interest includes an allegbraic problem of 12 pennies (11 sound and 1 faulty). With another letter from the musicologist Margaret Deneke (1882?-1969), replying to a ?'sympathy?' letter ?'My Dear Dorothy [Simpson]?' had sent regarding the recent death and loss of Ernest Walker (1870?-1949), the highly talented musicologist who made his home with the celebrated Deneke sisters at Gunfield 19 Norham Gardens and had died in 1949, (Ms Deneke later penned a biography of Ernest Walker published by OUP in 1951). Additional postage may be necessary US$4208
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