The Sylvester Medal: origins, and recipients 1901-1949

@article{GrattanGuinness1993TheSM,
  title={The Sylvester Medal: origins, and recipients 1901-1949},
  author={Ivor Grattan-Guinness},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1993},
  volume={47},
  pages={105 - 108}
}
The Sylvester Medal is an award made by the Royal Society ‘for the encouragement of mathematical research irrespective of nationality, and not confined to pure mathematical research’. It was instituted in memory of the Jewish mathematician James Joseph Sylvester (1814-1897), soon after his death. The Jewish community took the initiative, forming a committee chaired by Lord Rothschild and including the mathematicians A.R. Forsyth, A.G. Greenhill and O. Henrici. The work fell upon the organizing… 
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