St John's College W.85

Sir Henry Fraser Howard, Greek and Latin prose composition book. English, Greek and Latin, c.1893-1895.

[Sir Henry Fraser Howard (1874-1943)]: autograph prose composition book. Greek composition exercises primarily at the front of the book, with Latin composition exercises at the back. Contains selected English typescript passages for translation, with corresponding handwritten Greek or Latin on the facing page. The name of the translator is provided below the translation. Includes passages from texts by John Bright (1811-1889); Edmund Burke (1729-1797); Edward Gibbon (1737-1794); Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679); Richard Hooker (1554-1600); David Hume (1711-1776); Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527); John Stuart Mill (1806-1893); William Robertson (1721-1793); John Ruskin (1819-1900); Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805); and  Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773). Howard was educated at Aldenham Grammar and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He graduated BA in 1898 and was appointed to the Indian Civil Service in 1897. He retired from the Civil Service in 1925. In 1923, he was elected Fellow of St John's College.

Manuscript extra information

275x215 mm. Folio approx [86] pages, with additional blanks. Paper. Leather-backed boards. Includes College bookplate on inside front board. Given by Arthur Guy Lee, 2001.