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Papers of Francis Warre Cornish, 1893-1916



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A King's Scholar at Eton from 1853 - 1857, Warre Cornish won the Newcastle Scholarship and went on to King's College, Cambridge in 1857. There he won the Battie Prize, and took a first class degree. In 1861 he returned to Eton as an assistant master, becoming a house master three years later. He was elected Vice-Provost in 1893, and took an especial interest in College Library. He married Blanche Ritchie in 1866.


1872 - 1915

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Includes correspondence on the dismissal of Oscar Browning, on the Hornby Memorial Fund, musical services at Eton, letters from Henry Luxmoore, a memorandum on chapel services in his schooldays, and the purchase of Higden's Polychronicon.

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Obituary, Eton College Chronicle, 28/09/1916

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