The tallest monument in the cemetery is to Peter Nicholson (1765-1844), architect, carpenter, surveyor, practical builder and private teacher of mathematics. Author of some 30 books, including 9 on mathematics, his works on carpentry and architecture abound with mathematical observations and constructions. His Essays on the Combinatorial Analysis appeared in 1818. But the monument makes no mention of his mathematics.


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