- Ronald M. Birse
Kelland, Philip (1808–1879), mathematician, was born in the parish of Dunster, Somerset, where his father, the Revd Philip Kelland (d. 1847), was curate. Though Kelland's father was an Oxford man he sent his son to Queens' College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1834 as senior wrangler and first Smith's prizeman. After taking holy orders he was for three years a tutor in his college, graduating MA in 1837. A year later his reputation was already such that he was invited to apply for the vacant chair of mathematics at ...