Person: Numbers, Annie Hutton
Annie Hutton Numbers graduated from Edinburgh University and worked in the Chemistry department in Edinburgh. She taught in schools in Ipswich and High Wycombe.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Annie Numbers began her education at Mrs Steele's Private School in Upper Gray Street in Edinburgh.
- After graduating from Edinburgh Ladies' College, Annie Numbers then went to Edinburgh University, beginning her studies in 1914 and graduating with the degrees of MA (Hons), Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, in 1918.
- After completing her undergraduate studies, Annie enrolled on a course of professional training, to become a Specially Qualified Teacher of Science in Intermediate and Secondary Schools.
- Continuing on the staff of the University, Numbers undertook research towards the degree of Ph.D. At this time she was living with her parents at 6 Ventnor Terrace, Edinburgh.
- In 1926 Annie Numbers was awarded a Ph.D. for her thesis The influence of substituents on the optical rotatory power of compounds.
- With both staff and students Dr Numbers was persona grata.
- On 2 August 1929, Annie Numbers sailed from Glasgow to Montreal in Canada on the ship the Melita.
- Numbers left her post at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh after 1930 to become a teacher in Ipswich and then in High Wycombe.
- Annie Hutton Numbers joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in January 1917 when living at 16 West Savile Terrace, Edinburgh.
- Finally, let us record two tributes to Numbers.
- The second tribute is the Annie Hutton Numbers Room named for her in Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh.
Born 6 March 1897, Edinburgh, Scotland. Died 10 April 1988, High Wycombe, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive