Robert Edgar Allardice (1862-1928)


Robert Edgar Allardice, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, died in Palo Alto on May 6, 1928.

He was a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and for some years was Assistant to George Chrystal, both in instruction and in the preparation of that monumental work, Chrystal's Algebra. At Professor Chrystal's suggestion he was called to Stanford and made head of the Department of Mathematics to succeed Professor Swain. Here he served faithfully and well until his retirement a year ago. His kindliness, urbanity, and enthusiastic sympathy in the mathematical interests of his students will long be remembered by them. Especially is this true of the large number of teachers who with his help added in their theses many chapters to the Geometry of Plane Curves.

Nature and lifelong habit made him a charming companion, one whose acts and words revealed a truly noble devotion to honor and truth.

We of the Academic Council wish to affirm our gratitude for the useful life he lived among us and to express our deep sense of the loss we sustain in his death.

Be it resolved, that a copy of this resolution be inscribed on the minutes of the Academic Council and transmitted to the Board of Trustees and to Professor Allardice's nearest of kin.

Stanford University passed this Memorial Resolution for Robert E Allardice.