George Broadley Howard: Translation of Syriac Liturgies

Scope and Content

Translation by the Revd G.B. Howard of Cambridge University Library MS Or. 823 (purchased at the same time from him): Syriac Liturgies, 'The Order of the Week of Hosannas' (107 folios) and 'The Order of the Saving Passion of our Lord in the Flesh' (158 folios). The latter is incomplete at the end.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Broadley Howard (1827-1913) was born at Derby on 19 November 1827. He attended schools at Derby and Sedbergh, before entering St John's College, Cambridge, in 1847 (B.A., 1853). He was ordained deacon in 1853, and priest in 1854. Howard was curate of St Barnabas, Kensington, 1853-1856; assistant chaplain in India and Burma, 1856-1864; curate of Baltonsborough, Somerset, 1866-1868; chaplain of St Mary's Home, Stone, Kent, 1868-1870; curate of St Mary's, Hampstead, 1870-1871; chaplain of St Peter's Home, Kilburn, 1872-1875; curate of St James', Tunbridge Wells, 1877-1880; and curate of Beckenham, 1888-1890. He founded the Clergy Friendly Society, and helped to establish the Clergy Pensions Institution. He died at Worthing on 29 January 1913.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1910.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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