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MS 309


William Johnson Cory (Additional papers)



Administrative / Biographical history

Cory, William Johnson (1823-1892)

William Johnson Cory was an educator and poet. He was born 1823 and died 1892, and best known for his work ‘Iconia’. However his greatest impact can be seen in the influence he had on some of his more notable pupils, both as a school master at Eton, and through his private tuition later in his life.

For a full administrate and biographical history see MS 308.



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Content description

This is an artificial collection, created to bring together the smaller collections, or individual items, relating to Cory and which have been acquired by Eton College Library over the years.

The collection contains letters, notebooks and other related material and should be used alongside the larger William Johnson Cory [Halsdon collection]: MS 308


The papers have a varied archival history, containing material with a Cory provenance and well as material collected and preserved by family members, or acquaintances of Cory. Full details are given at a lower level.

Associated material

The main William Johnson Cory collection is catalogued under MS 308

Additional letters written by William Johnson Cory are held as part of the Stone family archive at Eton College: [MS 496 17 William Johnson Cory letters]

Eton College Library also holds a substantial collection of printed material by, or about Cory. Additional letters from or to Cory were frequently pasted into these volumes and full descriptions are provided in the catalogue entries for the individual books

Further Johnson Cory material is held at Churchill College Cambridge, as part of Lord Esher’s papers: Reference: GBR/0014/ ESHR
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