St John's College W.86

E.E. Sikes, Greek and Latin verse composition book. Latin, Greek and English, c. 1887-1905.

[Edward Ernest Sikes (1867-1940)], autograph verse composition book. Contains Greek and Latin translations of English verses, including poems written by  John Dryden (1631-1700); John Keats (1795-1821); Charles Kingsley (18119-1975); Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859); Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866); William Shakespeare (1564-1616); Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822); Robert Southey (1774-1843); John Adington Symonds (1840-1893); and Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892). Sikes graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge, B.A. (1889); M.A. (1893). He was Fellow of the College, 1891-1940, and Tutor, 1900-1925. In 1920, he became President of the University Philological Society.

Manuscript extra information

265x217 mm. Folio approx. [84] pages, plus [25] loose leaf pages. Paper. Original marbled boards. Given by Arthur Guy Lee, 2001.