Cecillia Krieger fonds
- 1930-1964 (Creation)
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Cypra Cecilia Krieger, mathematician, professor (born 9 April 1894 in Jasło, Galicia [Poland]; died 17 August 1974 in Toronto, ON). Krieger was the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics from a Canadian university (the University of Toronto) and only the third person to be awarded a mathematics doctorate in Canada. She taught mathematics and physics at the University of Toronto for over 30 years. Krieger is best known for her English translation of noted mathematical texts Introduction to General Typology and General Typology.
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Transferred from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in 2003.
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Correspondence relating to mathematics, lectures and trips that was received by Cecilia Krieger, lecturer in Mathematics and Physics. Krieger was the first woman to receive her Doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1930. Much of the correspondence is in polish and is from Waclaw Sierpinski, the Polish mathematician whose work she translated for her doctorate.
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