Peter Pinkerton

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8 June 1870
Kilmarnock, Scotland
22 November 1930
Glasgow, Scotland

Peter Pinkerton studied at Glasgow and Dublin. After teaching at various schools he became Rector of Glasgow High School.


Peter Pinkerton's father was John Pinkerton (born in Ireland in 1833) who was a foreman boiler maker. His mother was Mary Harvey (born in Stromness, Orkney in 1835). Peter Pinkerton had five older brothers: William (born about 1855), David (born about 1857), John (born about 1859), Robert (born about 1862) and James (born about 1864). He had a younger brother Samuel (born about 1873).

An obituary of Peter Pinkerton, written by John Dougall, was published in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society at THIS LINK.

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  1. John Dougall, Peter Pinkerton, M.A., D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S.E, Proc. Edinburgh Math. Soc. 2 (1930-31), 268-271.

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Written by J J O'Connor and E F Robertson
Last Update August 2007