Hawtrey, Edward Craven, Dd

Hawtrey, Edward Craven, D.D.

an English divine, was born at Burnham, Bucks, May 7, 1789. He was educated at Eton, admitted as a scholar of King's College, Cambridge, in 1807, and three years later became a fellow of that college. In .1814 he was made assistant master of Eton College, in 1834 was appointed head master, and in 1853 was elected provost, which office he filled till his death, January 27, 1862. Dr. Hawtrey, as a member of the Roxburgh Club, was well known in literary circles, and his intimate acquaintance with books enabled him to collect a library of great value. He was an accomplished scholar in the French, German, and Italian languages. His Il Trifoglio contains translations of poems, with a few original pieces in Greek, Italian, and German; the versions are from French and English into Greek from Latin, English, and German into Italian and from English into German, all executed with surprising accuracy. His administration at Eton gave evidence of superior wisdom and judgment, vastly advancing the college in classical pre-eminence. See Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia, 1862, page 683.

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