Posted by: Jim Bell | March 4, 2011

Thomas Jackson, Carsphairn.

Dr. Thomas Jackson was born in the parish of Carsphairn, in Kirkcudbrightshire, in December, 1773. He received his University education at Glasgow, and in 1792 was appointed rector of the Ayr Academy. In 1805 he was elected Professor of Natural Philosophy in the United College, but from a dispute regarding the election was not inducted till four years after. He died in February, 1837, aged sixty-four years. He published a work on Theoretic Mechanics, wrote the article ” Statics” in the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, and various other valuable articles in the scientific journals. Besides his scientific attainments, he was an eminent classical scholar.

History of St. Andrews, with a full account of the recent improvements in the city, 1849.

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