George Boole's Lincoln, 1815-49, edited by Andrew Walker

George Boole's Lincoln, 1815-49, edited by Andrew Walker

Book published by the Survey of Lincoln, 80 pages. Paperback (N7359X1)

From the rear side cover: This edited collection investigates one notable nineteenth-century Lincoln inhabitant, George Boole, often described today as the grandfather of the digital age. He was much associated with the city from his birth in 1815 until his move to become the first Professor in Mathematics at Queens College, Cork in 1849.

George Booles life in Lincoln, working mainly as a schoolteacher, coincided with significant developments in the city, including the coming of the railway. The book looks at some of the key sites in the city with which Boole was associated. It identifies his birthplace in Silver Street, examines the buildings in which he worked as a schoolteacher and explores some of the buildings and structures that contained a range of organisations with which he was particularly connected, including the Mechanics' Institute, located in Greyfriars. The changing townscape in which Boole was living is investigated and the importance of Lincoln as a centre of scientific experimentation and educational endeavour during Booles time in the city is emphasised.

The book also focuses upon how George Boole has been remembered in the city since his death. This ranges from the cathedral window designed in his honour and archival deposits such as the George Boole Collection, to plaques, the Boole Technology Centre, a residential street and significant public works of art...

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover