Mr. R. R. Webb

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    ROBERT RTTMSEY WEBB, the last of the famous coaches for the old Mathematical Tripos, died in Cambridge on July 29, at the age of eighty-six years. He was born at Monmouth on July 9, 1850 and went up to St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1868 as a sizar. In 1870 he was admitted a scholar of the College; in 1872 he was Senior Wrangler and first Smith's Prizeman. His election to a fellowship fol lowed immediately; in 1878 he was appointed College lecturer in mathematics, holding this post until 1911; from 1878 until 1893 he was also lecturer at Emmanuel College. He retained his fellowship until his death, and he lived in rooms in College until a few years ago, when he moved to the house of his former ‘gyp’.

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