Messenger of Mathematics
|Messenger of Mathematics|
|Publisher||Macmillan and Co. (England)|
The Messenger of Mathematics is a defunct mathematics journal. The founding editor-in-chief was William Allen Whitworth with Charles Taylor and volumes 1–58 were published between 1872 and 1929. James Whitbread Lee Glaisher was the editor-in-chief after Whitworth. In the nineteenth century, foreign contributions represented 4.7% of all pages of mathematics in the journal.
The journal was originally titled Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin Messenger of Mathematics. It was supported by mathematics students and governed by a board of editors composed of members of the three universities. Volumes 1–5 were published between 1862 and 1871. It merged with The Quarterly Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics to form the Quarterly Journal of Mathematics.
- J. O. Irwin (1967). "William Allen Whitworth and a Hundred Years of Probability". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General) 130 (2): pp. 147–176. doi:10.2307/2343399. JSTOR 2343399.
- "Journals: O". The Royal Society library collections. Retrieved 2007-06-13.
- Mary Croarken (2003). "Table making by committee: British table makers 1871–1965". In Martin Campbell-Kelly. The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets. Oxford University Press. p. 253. ISBN 0-19-850841-7.
- Sloan Evans Despeaux (2002). "4. International Contributions to British Scientific Journals, 1800–1900". In Karen Hunger Parshall, Adrian Clifford Rice. Mathematics Unbound: The Evolution of an International Mathematical Research Community, 1800–1945. Providence, RI: AMS. p. 76. ISBN 0-8218-2124-5.
Further reading 
- Sloan Evans Despeaux (2007). "Launching mathematical research without a formal mandate: The role of university-affiliated journals in Britain, 1837–1870". Historia Mathematica 34 (1): 89. doi:10.1016/j.hm.2006.02.005. ISSN 0314-0860.
- Messenger of Mathematics digitized by GDZ (volumes 1 (1871)-30 (1901); published on May to April schedule, with title page of bound volumes bearing date of later year, so vol. 30 runs from May, 1900 to April, 1901).