Person: Dougall (2), Charles Shirra
Charles Shirra Dougall was a Scottish school teacher who became Rector of Dollar Academy.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- John, like Charles, achieved distinction during his undergraduate years and has a biography in this archive.
- Charles Dougall entered the University of Glasgow after having studied at the EC Normal College.
- Dougall was awarded an M.A. with First Class Honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy from the University of Glasgow in 1894.
- We trust that Mr Dougall will never have cause to regret the step he has taken in coming to Dollar, and that the Governors and all well-wishers will have every ground for satisfaction in the choice which has been made of a Headmaster to our far-famed Academy.
- Dougall's appointment as Rector of Dollar Institution, followed George Thom's retirement due to ill health.
- During Dougall's Rectorship, the Government introduced the National Pay Scale.
- Dougall resigned through ill health in 1922, and died in Stirling in 1930.
- In the above quote by Bruce Baillie, reference is made to Dougall's expertise as a Burns scholar.
- The second is Robert Burns poems, epistles, songs, epigrams & epitaphs, a collection of Burns' work edited by Dougall.
- Dougall joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in January 1897 when teaching at Whitehill School in Glasgow.
- Charles Dougall remained a member of the Society throughout his life.
Born 3 September 1868, Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Died 2 January 1930, Stirling, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive