William John Greenstreet

William John Greenstreet (1861–1930) was an English mathematician who was editor of The Mathematical Gazette for more than thirty years.[1]

William John Greenstreet
Born(1861-08-18)August 18, 1861
DiedJune 28, 1930(1930-06-28) (aged 68)
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge
Spouse(s)Ethel de Medina Spender
Scientific career
InstitutionsMarling School

Life and work

Greenstreet was son of a Royal Artillery's Sergeant. He was educated at Southwark and he entered St John's College, Cambridge in 1879, graduating there in 1883. Then he was mathematics professor in different schools in Framlingham, East Riding and Cardiff before he became Head Master at Marling School in 1891. In 1910 he retired to Burghfield Common with the intention of devoting to literary work.[2]

Greenstreet was founding member of the Mathematical Association and he started the Association's Library given a large collection of books.[3]


  1. Macaulay et al., p. 181.
  2. Macaulay et al., p. 182.
  3. Goodstein 1974, p. 100.


  • Goodstein, R.L. (1974). "The Mathematical Association Library at the University of Leicester". The British Journal for the History of Science. 7 (1): 100–103. doi:10.1017/S0007087400013066. ISSN 0007-0874.
  • Macaulay, I.F.S.; Neville, E.H.; Pendlebury, C.; Spender, J.A.; Anderson, W.C.F. (1930). "Obituary: W. J. Greenstreet". The Mathematical Gazette. 15 (209): 181–186. doi:10.1017/S0025557200137258. ISSN 0025-5572. JSTOR 3605787.
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