Muir, Thomas

Education

Tutor in mathematics, St Leonards Hall 1868-1871 (Sub warden).

Birth/childhood

Born 25.8.1844 son of [ ] Muir, shoemaker, Stonebyres and [ ].

Career

Tutor in mathematics, St Leonards Hall 1868-1871 (Sub warden). [St Andrews University]

Studied at Glasgow University - M.A. 1870, LL.D. 1884.

Assistant to Professor Hugh Blackburn 1871-1874. Mathematics master Glasgow High School 1874-1892. Superintendent General of Education in Cape Colony [South Africa] 1892 - 1915 (retired). [Teacher]

F.R.S. 1900. Knighted 1915. His library was bequeathed to South African Public Library.

Publications

A Treatise on the theory of determinants. (London: Macmillan, 1882)

Death

Died at Rondebosch [South Africa] 21.3.1934.

Sources

  • Census 1871 St Andrews
  • Who was Who
  • Obit. Notices, Roy. Soc. 1 1932-35