John Willis Clark

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"Cambridge Registrary". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1894.

John Willis Clark (1833 – 1910), sometimes J. W. Clark, was an English academic and antiquarian.

Clark was born into a Cambridge University academic family, and was a nephew of Prof. Robert Willis. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, he spent his life at the university, serving as Fellow of Trinity, Superintendent of the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology from 1866-1892, and Registrary of the University.[1] He was also Secretary of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. He is buried in the Mill Road cemetery, Cambridge.

His son was Sir William Henry Clark.


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Works about Clark[edit]

  • "John Willis Clark", The Times, 1910, Obituary: Mr. John Willis Clark  |section= ignored (help)


  1. ^ "Clark, John Willis (CLRK851JW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Review of The Life and Letters of Adam Sedgwick by J. Willis Clark and T. McKenny Hughes". The Quarterly Review. 172: 96–112. January 1891. 
  3. ^ "Review of The Care of Books, An Essay on the Development of Libraries and their Fittings by John Willis Clark ...". The Quarterly Review. 195: 450–465. April 1902. 

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