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ED 518

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ED 518


An Account of Eton Discipline, 1766



Administrative / Biographical history

According to Maxwell Lyte, Chapter 10, this document was drawn up in 1766 and annotated in the course of the next five years by Thomas James, a Kingsman, who subsequently acquired a great reputation as Head Master of Rugby. As Thomas James was not admitted to King's till 28 February 1767, the MS. must have been written by him while still at Eton. It appears to have been written for the guidance of a preparatory school.


18th century

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Account of the holidays, daily rhythm and curriculum of Eton.


Part of the Lewis Vernon Harcourt collection, who acquired it from the Rev. C.C. James, Assistant Master at Eton

Publication note

Published in Etoniana, Nos. 7 and 8. Described in detail in Maxwell Lyte, History of Eton College, chapter 10.
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