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University of Tasmania, (2014) Professor Edwin James George Pitman Index: University of Tasmania Collection. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania. (Unpublished)

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Papers, notes and correspondence relating to mathematics, especially mathematical statistics, of Professor Edwin James George Pitman (1897-1993) BSc., MA(Melb.), FAA., Professor of Mathematics at the University of Tasmania 1926-1962.
He was educated at South Melbourne College and Ormond
College, University of Melbourne. He was Acting Professor of Mathematics at Canterbury College of the University of New Zealand 1922 - 1923, Tutor in Mathematics and Physics Trinity and Ormond Colleges University of Melbourne 1924-1925, and appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of Tasmania from January 1926 by a decision of the University Council of June 1925. Professor Pitman's speciality was mathematical probability and statistics and he was a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
and was Visiting Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the Universities of Columbia, North Carolina and Princeton 1948 - 1949 and Visiting Professor of Statistics at Stanford University, California 1958. He was President of the Australian Mathematical Society in 1958. The papers include research and study notes (some dating back to Ormond
College days) and correspondence with other mathematicians, drafts and published papers, miscellaneous notes and correspondence in an alphabetical filing system and
correspondence relating to appointments and honours.
Professor Pitman's papers are stored in 11 archives boxes (2 shelf metres). Donated by Edwin & Jane Pitman August, 1993
(received from Prof. Pitman January, 1993, additional items boxes 9-11 August, 1993).

From University Collection UT543.

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