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Mary Somerville (1780-1872) Burntisland
mathematician and astronomer
by Helen Mabon, Secretary of Burntisland Heritage
Trust, tracing the life and work of Mary Somerville
of Burntisland. The article was first published
in the Burgh Buzz, Burntisland's community newspaper,
in February 2001. Please click here.
Extracts from 'Personal
Recollections', edited by Mary Somerville's daughter,
Martha, and published in 1876. The extracts recall
Mary's early years, spent in Burntisland, and provide
a fascinating and sympathetic picture of the town
at the end of the 18th century. Please click here.
A letter from Mary Somerville
to her sister in law, Christian, written in Rome
in 1845. Please click here.
Mary Somerville's family - parents, siblings, husbands, children etc. Please click here.
The reminiscences of Mrs
Janet Leven, daughter of the Rev James Wemyss and
a cousin of Mary Somerville. Please click here.
Photo and description of a bust of Mary Somerville on display in Newbridge House, County Dublin. Please click here.
February 2016 - Mary Somerville's achievements received much deserved recognition when the Royal Bank of Scotland chose her to feature on their new £10 note. Details.