The Eagle (magazine)

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The Eagle, founded in 1859, is the annual review of St John's College, Cambridge.

The poet Thomas Ashe founded The Eagle in the year in which he graduated from St John's.,[1] with the help of a college fellow, Joseph Bickersteth Mayor.[2] Henry George Hart (1843–1921)[3] and Robert Forsyth Scott (1849–1933) were later editors of the magazine.[4][5]

Samuel Butler wrote for The Eagle.[3]


Since 1981, a supplement has also been published. OCLC 55869791

Between 1889 and 1915, some of the records from the Cambridge Archives were printed in the magazine.[6][7]


  1. ^ Ronald Bayne, ‘Ashe, Thomas (1836–1889)’, rev. Katherine Mullin, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2005, Retrieved 5 Jan 2008
  2. ^ John R. Gibbins, ‘Mayor, Joseph Bickersteth (1828–1916)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, Retrieved 5 Jan 2008
  3. ^ a b ODNB
  4. ^ Aleyn Lyell Reade (17 October 1908). "The Rev. George Plaxton". Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press. 10 S X: 301. Mr R. F. Scott, of St. John's, who edits The Eagle,... 
  5. ^ Smith, Elder (1901). Dictionary of National Biography. p. 51. information from R. F. Scott, esq., St. John's College, Cambridge. 
  6. ^ St John's College, Cambridge Archives
  7. ^ Browne 1434. The Khamsa of Nizami. Persian

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