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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.

Manuscript extra information

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.