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Henry Watson Fowler, Correspondence and letters. English, 1898-1916

Henry Watson Fowler, lexicographer (1858-1933): Correspondence with Henry George Hart (1843-1921), Fellow of St John's College and Headmaster of Sedbergh (1880-1900), on his principled resignation from a post at the school, 1898-9, and letters to his wife while on active service with the 23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers in France and after his return to Britain, 1915-16. With some notes on Aristotle's Ethics. See Sir Ernest Gowers, H. W. Fowler: the man and his teaching (English Association Presidential Address, 1957), G. G. Coulton, H. G. Fowler (Society for Pure English Tract 43, 1934) and DNB.

200x133 mm. as boxed, 130+510 pp. Presented by his brother Arthur John Fowler through Dr Coulton, 1935.

Autograph throughout. Paper. Boxed, perhaps upon presentation.