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**Figure 1. **Title page of Charles Gill’s *Mathematical Miscellany* (1836)

Charles Gill (1805-1855) migrated to the United States from England at an early age. Gill eventually, in 1833, became a Professor of Mathematics at the Flushing Institute in Long Island, New York, and a well-respected actuary. As a young man in his native England, Gill was a frequent problem solver for the mathematical challenges of *The Ladies Diary*, a popular periodical of the time. Perhaps influenced by this experience, he founded and edited *The Mathematical Miscellany*, a journal devoted to mathematical problem solving. Its problems were divided into a junior department intended for young students and a senior department for established mathematicians. Most of the leading American mathematicians of this time solved problems and contributed to this journal. Due to a lack of paying subscriptions, the journal faltered and published only six issues (1836-1839). The title page of the 1836* Miscellany* is shown above. Two pages of problems from this issue for readers to attempt follow.

**Figure 2.** A page of problems from *The Mathematical Miscellany*

**Figure 3.** A second page of problems from *The Mathematical Miscellany*

These images are presented courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. You may use them in your classroom and/or for private study; for all other purposes, please seek permission from Archives and Special Collections, Waidner-Spahr Library, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Gill's Mathematical Miscellany," *Loci* (February 2014)