Person: Comrie, Peter
Peter Comrie graduated from St Andrews and after a series of teaching posts became Rector of Leith Academy.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Comrie received his school education at Muthil School and then at Morrison's Academy, Crieff, Perthshire.
- Comrie was awarded the Carstairs Prize (awarded to the best mathematics student in each of the three years) in 1892, the Gray Prize (awarded for an essay on a prescribed subject) in 1891, and the Arnott Prize (awarded on examination in Natural Philosophy at the end of the session) in 1892.
- Comrie was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 15 March 1909 having been proposed by Sir James Donaldson, P R Scott Lang, James Gordon MacGregor, and George A Gibson.
- Comrie was a member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, joining the Society in March 1905.
Born 17 July 1868, Muthill, near Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. Died 20 December 1944, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive