Peter Pinkerton


Born: 8 June 1870 in Kilmarnock, Scotland
Died: 22 November 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland

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Peter Pinkerton's father was John Pinkerton (born in Ireland in 1833) who was a foreman boiler maker. His mother was Mary Harvey (born in Stromness, Orkney in 1835). Peter Pinkerton had five older brothers: William (born about 1855), David (born about 1857), John (born about 1859), Robert (born about 1862) and James (born about 1864). He had a younger brother Samuel (born about 1873).

An obituary of Peter Pinkerton, written by John Dougall, was published in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society at THIS LINK.

Article by: J J O'Connor and E F Robertson


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A Poster of Peter Pinkerton

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Papers in the Proceedings and Notes of the EMS
  2. Pinkerton rector
  3. Obituary: EMS
  4. Obituary: Scotsman

Honours awarded to Peter Pinkerton
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1. Lecturer at the EMS 
2. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh  Elected 1905
3. EMS Secretary 1904-1908
4. EMS President 1908


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University of St Andrews, Scotland

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