Classical scholar. Sandys was born in Leicester in 1844, the son of a missionary. After attending the Church Missionary Society School in Islington and Repton School he won a scholarship to St John's College in 1863. Sandys was a distinguished student, winning many prizes and graduating Senior Classic in 1867. In the same year he was elected to a Fellowship of the College and was made a Lecturer, a post he held until 1907. From 1876 until his retirement in 1919, Sandys served the University as Public Orator.
Sandys wrote a number of books on classical subjects, most notably a 'History of Classical Scholarship'. Published in three volumes between 1903 and 1908, it still remains a valuable reference guide. Sandys married Mary Grainger in 1880, was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1909 and died in 1922.
Notes and translations from classical works, a travel diary, and some correspondence.
Given by Mary G. Sandys, Feb. 1923.