Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A School Named Williamson

From the Fortess of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Williamsons!
That's right. Sir Joseph Williamson founded a school that still exists today! It's called the Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School, located in England. The school has 1100 students (an all boys school except the sixth form). The school's web site can be found here: http://www.sirjosephwilliamson.medway.sch.uk

Sir Joseph Williamson died on October 3, 1701. In his will he left 5000 British Pounds (an enormous sum of money in those days) to found the school.