Francis Warre-Cornish

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"The Vice-Provost"
Warre-Cornish as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, September 1901

Francis Warre Warre-Cornish (8 May 1839-1916) was a British scholar and writer. He was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge.[1] He was a master (1861) and subsequently Vice-Provost of Eton, from 1893 to 1916.

He was the father of the writer Mary (Molly) MacCarthy, known for her involvement in the Bloomsbury Group, and Gerald Warre-Cornish author of St Paul from the Trenches.

Works[edit]

  • A Concise Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, 1898, based on William Smith's Dictionary
  • (transl.) The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus, 1904
  • The Letters and Journals of William Johnson Cory, 1907
  • Chivalry, 1908
  • A History of the English Church in the Nineteenth Century, 2 volumes, 1910
  • Darwell Stories, 1910
  • Jane Austen, English Men of Letters, second series, 1913
  • Life of Oliver Cromwell
  • Sunningwell

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cornish [post Warre Cornish], Francis Warre (CNS857FW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.