Person: Knott, Cargill Gilston
Cargill Knott became a Reader in Applied Mathematics at Edinburgh University. With Barclay and Fraser he was one of the writers who originally proposed the founding of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Cargill Knott was educated at the High School in Arbroath, Angus, then studied at the University of Edinburgh.
 Knott was an active member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
 In conjunction with two mathematical masters at George Watson's College in Edinburgh, Alexander Yule Fraser and Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay, Knott who was then Assistant to the Professor of Natural Philosophy in Edinburgh University, issued the circular setting up the Society.
Born 30 June 1856, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland. Died 26 October 1922, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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