Papers, c1887-1914, of Sir (Thomas) Gregory Foster, comprising correspondence, lectures, and miscellaneous manuscripts including 'Judith' and notes on English literature. There is also some additional correspondence relating to Charles Abeyedeera, 1913.
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- ReferenceGB 103 MS ADD 103
- Dates of Creationc1887-1914
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description6 boxes
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Born, 10 June 1866; educated at University College School and University College London (UCL); graduated with honours in English Language and Literature, 1888; awarded the degree of PhD by Strasburg University for a thesis on the old English poem 'Judith', which was also published, 1892; taught in the English department at UCL as Quain student, 1894-1899; also Professor of English Language and Literature at Bedford College for Women, London, 1897-1900; Assistant Professor at UCL, 1900-1904; appointed Secretary to UCL, 1900; elected Principal, 1904; the title was changed to Provost, 1907; knighted, 1917; Vice-Chancellor of London University, 1928-1930; created a baronet, 1930; died in London, 24 September 1931.
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