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Person: Barclay, Andrew Jeffrey Gunion
Andrew Barclay was a Scottish School teacher who with Fraser and Knott he was one of the writers who originally proposed the founding of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
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- Andrew Barclay was for many years well known in the teaching profession in Scotland.
- Barclay was a pupil at Hawick Parish School for nine years before matriculating as a student at the University of Edinburgh in 1871.
- The Edinburgh Mathematical Society was founded in February 1883 and it was Barclay together with Alexander Yule Fraser, also a mathematics master at George Watson's College at the time, together with Cargill Gilston Knott, an Assistant to the Professor of Natural Philosophy in Edinburgh University, who issued a circular 'to gentlemen in Edinburgh, in Cambridge and throughout Scotland generally whom they deemed likely to take an interest in such a Society' calling for a Mathematical Society to be set up.
- BARCLAY, M.A.(Edin.).
- Barclay became a founder member of the Society and was the third President of the Society in 1884.
- ANDREW JEFFREY GUNION BARCLAY, late of Watson's College, Edinburgh, and Glasgow High School, in his 95th year.
- Mr Barclay, who specialised in mathematics, taught for a period in George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and afterwards, from 1892, in Glasgow High School, retiring from the post of head mathematical master shortly before the last war, when he went to reside with a son, a chartered accountant, in London.
Born 1849, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Died 15 September 1943, London, England.
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