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Darwin Correspondence Project

Mary Somerville

1780–1872

Writer on science and mathematics. Author of a condensed English version of Laplace’s Mécanique céleste (1831), and of On the connexion of the physical sciences (1834). Advocate of higher education for women and women’s suffrage.

Sources

BDWS

DSB

ODNB.

Bibliography

BDWS: Biographical dictionary of women in science: pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. Edited by Marilyn Ogilvie and Joy Harvey. 2 vols. New York and London: Routledge. 2000.

DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.

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