Henry Martyn Andrew

Professor, Deceased Person

1845 – 1888


Who was Henry Martyn Andrew?

Professor Henry Martyn Andrew, M.A. was an English-born professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, and later professor of Natural Philosophy at the Melbourne University.

Andrew, son of Rev. Matthew Andrew and his wife Louisa, née Job, was born at Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England. He was educated at several English and Continental schools, and after his arrival in Victoria in 1857, at the Church of England grammar school, Melbourne, under the Rev. Dr. Bromby. He entered the University of Melbourne in 1861, and graduated B.A. in 1864, with the scholarship in mathematics and natural philosophy, and first-class honours in natural science. He was appointed in June of that year Lecturer on Civil Engineering, being the first graduate of Melbourne to be appointed to office in the University, and resigned the position in June 1868 on his departure for England. He also resigned the second mastership of Wesley College, Melbourne, which he had accepted in 1866; and on his arrival in England in Oct. 1868 he entered St. John's College, Cambridge, where in 1870 he was second foundation scholar and a Wright's prizeman.

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Jan 3, 1845
  • England
Sep 18, 1888

on July 23, 2013


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