University of Toronto. Mathematical and Physical Society fonds

Title: University of Toronto. Mathematical and Physical Society fonds

Dates of creation: 1882-1964

Physical description: 2 boxes of textual material

Biographical Sketch: The University College Mathematical and Physical Society was founded in 1882, two years after the Mathematics and Physics course was introduced in 1880. Its meetings provided an opportunity for both students and professors to present papers on areas of their special interest. Historical subjects as well as mathematical and physical problems were discussed in these papers, some of which were published by the society in three volumes between 1890 and 1894. In 1891 the society changed its name to the University of Toronto Mathematical and Physical Society and in the 1960s the society took on the role of a course union for students in Mathematics and Physics. Early members include J. C. Fields, W. J. Loudon, Samuel Beatty, and I. R. Pounder.

Scope and content: Records of the University of Toronto Mathematical and Physical Society (originally the University College Mathematical and Physical Society), consisting of the member book (1891-1916), minute books (1882-1936), committee minute book (1882-1903), ledger book (1924-1960), rules, correspondence, papers read before the Society (1895-1915), programmes and press clippings.

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Access: Open

Accession number: B1970-0003