Person: Drysdale, David
David Drysdale graduated from Edinburgh University and then taught at George Heriot's School Edinburgh, at the Royal Academy Irvine and at Arbroath High School.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- David Drysdale had siblings Magdalene (born about 1880), William (born about 1884) and John Drysdale (born about 1889).
- David Drysdale entered McLean's Public School, Dunfermline, when he was seven years old.
- He was in the same class as David Johnstone and the two became friends (they went together when they first matriculated at Edinburgh University and appear in the Matriculation Album as consecutative entries).
- In Edinburgh Drysdale lived at 7 Cambusnethan Street.
- Drysdale passed English at Higer level in the Scottish Leaving Certificate examinations in June 1894, then, also at the Higher grade, Mathematics, Latin, and Greek in June of the following year.
- In 1899, the year in which he graduated M.A., Drysdale applied to join the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
- By this time Drysdale was teaching at the school at which he himself had been a pupil during the bulk of his secondary education, namely George Heriot's School, Edinburgh.
- After six years, in 1910, Drysdale moved from Irvine to the High School, Arbroath, returning to Scotland's east coast.
Born 28 December 1877, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Died 14 October 1946, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive