|Manuscripts/MS Add.2594 contains:|
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||Letters to John Peile concerning the election of William Ridgeway as Disney professor of archaeology
||Letters to John Peile concerning the purchase of the Randall Estate
||Official forms of consent from colleges to alterations in Statute B, Chapter I, proposed in the Report of the Council of Senate
||Letters concerning the redistribution of wards in the borough of Cambridge
||Letter from James Porter and R. Appleton to John Peile, concerning the Bishop Lightfoot Memorial Fund
||Letters and postcard to John Peile concerning extension lectures in Cambridge, 1894, with undated draft schemes for lecture courses, undated.
||Note from E. S. Roberts to unidentified recipient, with draft of speech in another hand
||Copy of letter from the University to Katherine, duchess of Buckingham, transcribed by W. H. B. Bird from a manuscript in Trinity College
||'Einleytung zur Geschichte Kaiser Ludwigs des Baiers'
||Transcript of letters patent of Henry VI, 26 Aug. 1446
||A. Auguste Thouvenin: 'Nouvelle Théorie des Marées', abridged.
Collectanea relating to Cambridge University
||T. W. H. Davies, Francis William Hodges, A. E. Housman, and H. C. A. Tarrant: letter to registrar of the patent office
||Housman, A. E., 1859-1936
||9 Oct 1890
|Content and context|
Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) was educated at Bromsgrove School and St. John's College, Oxford, where he obtained a first class in classical moderations in 1879, but failed to obtain honours in lit. hum. He worked in the Patent Office, 1882-1892, before becoming professor of Latin at University College, London, 1892-1911, and at Cambridge, 1911-1936. He published many articles and reviews of classical subjects, which covered most of the chief poets from Lucilius to Juvenal, as well as editing Ovid's Ibis (1894), the five Books of Manilius (1903-1930), Juvenal (1905), and Lucan (1926). He also wrote poetry, much of which was published. Housman refused all honours, but accepted an honorary fellowship of St John's College, Oxford, in 1911.
In Housman's hand.
Presented by Ralph Griffin, registrar 1890-1920, 18 July 1939.
|Housman, Alfred Edward (1859-1936) poet|
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