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Early Years and Marriage

Isidore Cyril Cannon

in Public Success, Private Sorrow

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099616
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207301 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0003
Early Years and Marriage

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Although information regarding Charles Henry's social circumstances is relatively difficult to come across, it is believed that he might have studied mathematics at the University of London, University College, or Imperial College since he was said to have taught the subject in China. As suggested by his matriculation and the certificate of eligibility to take the entrance examination, he may have fostered the intention to go to university when he was twenty-one years old. A year after his matriculation, Brewitt-Taylor B-T went to China where he would acquire a navigation and mathematics teaching position. Between 1873 and 1880, B-T must have engaged further with navigation and astronomy in the Greenwich area. This chapter illustrates some of B-T's early experiences, as well as his marriage to Alice Mary Vale.

Keywords: mathematics; Greenwich; Alice Mary Vale; navigation; astronomy; China; University of London; University College; Imperial College

Chapter.  3403 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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