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Mary Fairfax Greig 1780–1872
Scottish astronomer and mathematician who wrote expository works on mathematics, physical geography, microscopic science, and astronomy. Her writings explained complex scientific ideas to the general public through simple illustrations and experiments that the average reader could easily understand.
The treatises on physical geography by Mrs Mary Somerville and Sir John Herschel (the lattewritten for the eighth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica) showed the effect produced in Great Britain by the stimulus of Humboldt's work.
He corresponded with Hamilton of Bangour (q.v.), Somerville, Gay (q.v.) and Pope.
See also Somerville, St Paul's Conception of Christ (1897).
4to.; a compendium of certain portions of the same work by Mrs Somerville appeared in 1831, and a German version of the first 2 vols.
According to the census of 1900 there were 33 incorporated cities in Massachusetts, of which 8 had between 12,000 and 20,000 inhabitants; 5 between 20,000 and 25,000 (Everett, North Adams, Quincy, Waltham, Pittsfield); 2 io between 25,000 and 50,000 (Holyoke, Brockton, Haverhill, Salem, Chelsea, Malden, Newton, Fitchburg, Taunton, Gloucester); 7 between 50,000 and ioo,000 (Lowell, Cambridge, Lynn, Lawrence, New Bedford, Springfield, Somerville); and 3 more than roo,000 inhabitants, viz.