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Raymond Clare Archibald (1875 - 1955)

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Professor Raymond Clare Archibald
Born in Upper Stewiake, Nova Scotiamap
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Died in Sackville, New Brunswickmap
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Categories: Academics | Mathematicians.



  • Raymond Clare Archibald was born at South Branch, Upper Stewiacke, Colchester County, Nova Scotia on October 7, 1875. [1]
  • He did not marry or have children.
  • Raymond died at Sackville, New Brunswick July 25, 1955[2]


  • 1894 BA Mt. Allison University
  • 1896 BA Harvard University
  • 1897 MA Harvard University
  • 1900 PhD University of Strasbourg
    • He also studied violin with Dr. Boise at Strasbourg


This is a summary from family sources[2], Raymond's accomplishments are explained publicly at:

  • 1900-1907 Professor of mathematics (and violin), Mt Allison University, New Brunswick
  • 1907-1908 Professor of mathematics, Acadia University, Nova Scotia
  • 1908-1943 Professor of mathematics, Brown University, Providence Rhode Island
    • He published numerous journal papers and monographs and several book on the subject of mathematics
    • He was an editor of several mathematical journals
    • 1921-1941 Librarian, Mathematical Association of America
    • 1922 President, Mathematical Association of America
  • 1943-49 Founder and editor of "Mathematical Tables and Aids to Computation"

One of Professor Archibald's main interests was collecting books on mathematics, poetry and music. His collection of books on mathematics went to Brown University. He donated his collection of books on poetry and music, including 2 700 phonograph records and 70 000 song sheets to Mt. Allison University, where it is maintained in the Mary Mellish Memorial Library.


  1. "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Raymond Clare Archibald, 07 Oct 1875; citing Stewiacke, Colchester, Nova Scotia, 07 Oct 1875, reference 11; FHL microfilm 1,318,348.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Archibald Family of Nova Scotia: No Reward Without Effort" by Allan E. Marble, Past President and Fellow of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, printed by the Friesens Book Division in Altona Manitoba on February 2008, page 344

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