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Wallace, Williamlocked

  • George Stronach
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Wallace, William (1768–1843), mathematician, was born on 23 September 1768 at Dysart, Fife, the eldest son of Alexander Wallace, a leather manufacturer, and his wife, Janet Simson. He received an inadequate school education, but was instructed in arithmetic by his father. In 1784 his family moved to ...

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R. Chambers, ed., (1832–5) [1st edn; many edns to 1875]