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QUEEN OF THE SCIENCES: a celebration of numbers and the London Mathematical Society
Main case, shelf 1. Student's notebook from Augustus De Morgan's 'Lectures on algebraic geometry and the calculus. Session 1846-1847'. Main case, shelf 2. Francis Galton's notebook on twins. Main case, shelf 1. Student's cartoon of Augustus De Morgan lecturing, from family scrapbook. Main case, shelf 2. Fingerprints of twins. Main case, shelf 2. Fingerprints of twins. Main case, shelf 2. Fingerprints of twins. Main case, shelf 2. Fingerprints of twins. Main case, shelf 2. Letter on the subject of twins. Main case, shelf 2. Letter on the subject of twins. Main case, shelf 3. An essay on spirit: wherein the doctrine of the Trinity is considered in the light of nature and reason. Main case, shelf 4. Clark, Thomas A. Four horizons. Nailsworth, Gloucestershire: Moschatel Press, 1980. Main case, shelf 4. Clark, Thomas A. Blue four word form. Pittenweem, Fife: Moschatel Press, 2006. Main case, shelf 5. Clark, Thomas A. Four spaces between five words. Pittenweem, Fife: Moschatel Press, 2008. Main case, shelf 8. Van Horn, Erica & Cutts, Simon. 8 old Irish apples. Clonmel: Coracle, 2008. Main case, shelf 8. Van Horn, Erica & Cutts, Simon. 8 old Irish potatoes. Clonmel: Coracle, 2011. Main case, shelf 5. Cobbing, Bob. The five vowels. London: The Writers Forum, 1974. Main case, shelf 5. Cobbing, Bob. The five vowels. London: The Writers Forum, 1974. Main case, shelf 5. Cobbing, Bob. The five vowels. London: The Writers Forum, 1974. Main case, shelf 3. Drawing of Jeremy Bentham's eye symbol for his panopticon representing 'Mercy, Justice, Vigilance'. Main case, shelf 3. Drawing of Jeremy Bentham's eye symbol for his panopticon representing 'Mercy, Justice, Vigilance'. Main case, shelf 3. Sketch of the London Mathematical Society logo by Sophia de Morgan Main case, shelf 3. An Appendix to the Elements of Euclid Main case, shelf 3. An Appendix to the Elements of Euclid Main case, shelf 5. Tableau encyclopedique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature Main case, shelf 5. Tableau encyclopedique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature Main case, shelf 6. Book jacket for George Orwell's 'A Clergyman's Daughter'. Main case, shelf 6. Book jacket for George Orwell's 'Rebelion en la Granja' ('Animal Farm'). Main case, shelf 6. Book jacket for George Orwell's 'Dagar I Burma' ('Burmese Days'). Main case, shelf 7. Schedel, Hartmann. Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493. Main case, shelf 9. Ancient Egyptian paintings / selected, copied, and described by Nina M. Davies.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1936. Main case, shelf 8. Albin, Eleazor. A natural history of spiders and other curious insects. London: Printed by John Tilly, 1736. Main case, shelf 8. Albin, Eleazor. A natural history of spiders and other curious insects. London: Printed by John Tilly, 1736. Main case, shelf 9. Cat pedigree certificates from the Haldane Collection. Main case, shelf 9. Cat pedigree certificates from the Haldane Collection. Main case, shelf 9. Haldane, J.B.S. Our Cats. Main case, shelf 9. Monuments de l'Egypte Main case, shelf 6. Orwell, George. 1984. Traduit de l'anglais par Amelie Audiberti. Paris: Gallimard, 1950. Main case, shelf 6. Orwell, George. Keep the aspidistra flying. New York: Popular Library, 1957. Main case, shelf 6. Orwell, George. Coming up for air. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. Not on display.  Cover of the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society, 1813 Table case 1. Tickets of admission to meetings, from the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society. Table case 1. Tickets of admission to meetings, from the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society. Table case 1. Tickets of admission to meetings, from the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society. Table case 1. Tickets of admission to meetings, from the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society. Table case 1. Tickets of admission to meetings, from the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society. Table case 1. Tickets of admission to meetings, from the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society. Table case 1. Tickets of admission to meetings, from the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society. Table case 1. Tickets of admission to meetings, from the Receptacle of the Mathematical Society. Table case 1. Poster for a lecture on Galvanism at the Mathematical Society, Crispin Street, Spitalfields, 16th April 1807. Table case 1. The Observatory at Pe-King. Engraving with description given by P. Le Comte. Table case 1. Ground plan of the Mathematical Society's Rooms, Crispin Street, Spitalfields. Planned and presented by Mr. Joseph Steevens, October 1813. Table case 2. Letter from Arthur Cayley Table case 2. Letter from Arthur Cayley Table case 2. Letter from James Joseph Sylvester (7th April 1863) Table case 2. Letter from James Joseph Sylvester (7th April 1863) Table case 2. Letter from George De Morgan and Arthur Ranyard inviting Hirst to the inaugural meeting (October 1864) Table case 2. Letter from George De Morgan and Arthur Ranyard inviting Hirst to the inaugural meeting (October 1864) Table case 2. Letter from Julius Plucker regarding his mathematical models (September 1866) Table case 2. Letter from Julius Plucker regarding his mathematical models (September 1866) Table case 2. Letter from Jean Gaston Darboux regarding French Mathematical Society (November 1872) Table case 2. Letter from Jean Gaston Darboux regarding French Mathematical Society (November 1872) Table case 2. Letter from Henry M. Bompas concerning a subscription for the De Morgan medal (December 1879) Table case 2. Letter from Henry M. Bompas concerning a subscription for the De Morgan medal (December 1879) Table case 2. Augustus De Morgan, 1865-1866 Table case 2. James Joseph Sylvester, 1866-1868 Table case 2. Arthur Cayley, 1868-1870 Table case 2. William Spottiswoode, 1870-1872 Table case 2. Thomas Archer Hirst, 1872-1874 Table case 2. Henry John Stephen Smith, 1874-1876 Table case 2. Lord Rayleigh, John William Strutt, 1876-1878 Table case 2. Charles Watkins Merrifield, 1878-1880 Table case 2. Samuel Roberts, 1880-1882 Main case, shelf 4.  Butler, Charles. The Feminine Monarchie: or The Historie of Bees. 1623 Main case, shelf 4.  Butler, Charles. The Feminine Monarchie: or The Historie of Bees. 1623 Main case, shelf 4.  Butler, Charles. The Feminine Monarchie: or The Historie of Bees. 1623 Main case, shelf 1.  Bust of the First UCL Librarian, Francis Augustus Cox Main case, shelf 2. Gemini, from a Sammelhandschrift, dated 1471. Main case, shelf 2. Pisces, from a Sammelhandschrift, dated 1471. Main case, shelf 7. Mr. William Shakespear’s comedies, histories, and tragedies : faithfully reproduced in facsimile from the edition of 1685. 1904 Main case, shelf 7. Mr. William Shakespear’s comedies, histories, and tragedies : faithfully reproduced in facsimile from the edition of 1685. 1904

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Melissomelos, or the Bees madrigal. From: Butler, Charles. The feminine monarchie: or, the historie of bees. London: John Haviland, 1623
First stanza of the four-part madrigal, transcribed and played by Andrew Watson.

LMS logo In 2015 the London Mathematical Society, closely associated with UCL since its foundation, was 150 years old. We celebrated their anniversary with an exhibition of documents and correspondence from important figures such as Augustus de Morgan, alongside items from Special Collections that represent the numbers 1-9.

The exhibition ran from February to December 2015.