ALS to J.C. Carlile

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, in which Glove encloses the article which he described to Carlile. Carlile was not obviously responsive. Glover asks Carlile to note that Glover does not say who preached the sermon about wealth, nor where the church was in which he preached it. It was a crude effort, concluded with the point that art is not the first thing to spend money on. Other questions included whether it is a waste to buy a Kilmarnock Burns for £1000, and, if Glover was given the choice of saving a valuable painting by Raeburn or Janet, what he should do.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glover was the eldest son of Richard Glover, a Baptist minister from Bristol. He was admitted to St John's as a scholar in 1888 and, after gaining a first in both parts of the Classical Tripos, was elected a Fellow of the College in 1892. Four years later he went to Canada to take up the post of Professor of Latin at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. He returned to St John's as a teaching Fellow in 1901, and in 1911 was appointed to a University Lectureship in ancient history. He held the post of Orator at Cambridge, and was twice Proctor.
Glover was a prolific author. Many of his books and essays were on a classical theme, 'Studies in Virgil' (1904), 'Herodotus' (1924), 'Democracy in the Ancient World' (1927), and 'Greek Byways' (1932) being just a few of his titles. His restless intellect also took in other themes. 'Poets and Puritans' (1915) included essays on Bunyan and Boswell. 'The Jesus of History' (1917) made Glover's name known to thousands of non-classicists, while 'A corner of Empire: the old Ontario Strand' (1937) reflected his deep love of Canada, fostered during his five years' residence. Glover was also known as an avid letter writer, his thoughts on many subjects appearing frequently in the pages of 'The Times'. A deeply religious man, Glover was immensely proud of being elected to the post of President of the Baptist Union in 1924.

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Glover was the eldest son of Richard Glover, a Baptist minister from Bristol. He was admitted to St John's as a scholar in 1888 and, after gaining a first in both parts of the Classical Tripos, was elected a Fellow of the College in 1892. Four years later he went to Canada to take up the post of Professor of Latin at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. He returned to St John's as a teaching Fellow in 1901, and in 1911 was appointed to a University Lectureship in ancient history. He held the post of Orator at Cambridge, and was twice Proctor.
Glover was a prolific author. Many of his books and essays were on a classical theme, 'Studies in Virgil' (1904), 'Herodotus' (1924), 'Democracy in the Ancient World' (1927), and 'Greek Byways' (1932) being just a few of his titles. His restless intellect also took in other themes. 'Poets and Puritans' (1915) included essays on Bunyan and Boswell. 'The Jesus of History' (1917) made Glover's name known to thousands of non-classicists, while 'A corner of Empire: the old Ontario Strand' (1937) reflected his deep love of Canada, fostered during his five years' residence. Glover was also known as an avid letter writer, his thoughts on many subjects appearing frequently in the pages of 'The Times'. A deeply religious man, Glover was immensely proud of being elected to the post of President of the Baptist Union in 1924.

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