Letters of recommendation from Prof. Leonard Bairstow and Prof. A. N. Whitehead, both of Imperial College, London (1924, 1927)

South Kensington,
London, S.W.7.

June 28th 1927

Mr H Roxbee Cox was one of the postgraduate students taking aeronautics at the Imperial College of Science & Technology in 1922-1924, obtaining the Diploma of the College and the PhD of London University in recognition of his successes. He is one of the most brilliant students who have taken this course and his thesis showed marked ability in the application of mathematics to aeronautics. His capacity for original work is confirmed with a balanced judgement.

Although my knowledge of him relates especially to aeronautics I can confidently recommend him for serious consideration in any responsible position on the scientific side of engineering.

L Bairstow

Zaharoff Professor of Aviation
London University


South Kensington,
London, S.W.7.

26 June/24

Mr H. R. Cox is an excellent mathematician of good abilities and great interest in the subject. He has attended the higher courses in this department, delivered of my colleague, Prof. Levy, and myself. The courses cover the groundwork of advanced applied mathematics, including the advanced pure mathematics necessary for such a course. As an example, with me, Mr Cox has studied Lagrangian dynamics, Least Action, Three-dimensional Rotational Dynamics, the Oscillations of Continuous Systems, Hydrodynamics (including Viscosity).

Mr Cox is a keen student, and a zealous worker, with real scientific interest. He will be an acquisition either for the staff of a Research Institution, or for the staff of an Educational College or School, where mathematics is required.

A.N. Whitehead F.R.S., Sc.D, D.Sc(Hon), LL.D. (Hon)

Chief Prof. Mathematics, Imperial College
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
Prof. (designate) of Philosophy, Harvard University, U.S.A.

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