Punch,  10 (1846), 259.

Family Mathematics

Euclid Pumpkin


Letter, Spoof


Mathematics, Gender, Education

    Describing himself as 'Mathematician' who has the 'misfortune to be married', the narrator details the complex algebraical argument to convince his wife that he could not afford to take her to Brighton and buy her a shawl. Notes that he lost his argument and asks Mr Punch if he would 'exert his influence to cause ladies to be instructed in Mathematics'.

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