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Burntisland mathematician and astronomer
- An article 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
- 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.
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
Webpage by Iain Sommerville;
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