The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Professor Charles Henry Herbert Cook
Professor Charles Henry Herbert Cook, who fills the Chair of Mathematies at the Canterbury College, was born in London. At an early age he went out to Australia and was prepared privately for the University of Melbourne; whilst attending that university he gained several scholarships, exhibitions, and prizes, and took high honours in mathematics. In 1868, Professor Cook entered at St. John's College, Cambridge; he became a Foundation Scholar of that college, graduated in the mathematical tripos of 1872, and, subsequently, was elected a Fellow of the College. Towards the end of 1874 he was appointed to the position he now holds and entered on the duties of his professorship in February, 1875. He has often acted as examiner both for the University and for the Education Department of New Zealand, and is a Fellow of Christ's College, Christchurch, and also of the New Zealand University Senate.
Standish and Preece, photo.
Professor C. H. H. Cook.