Robert Whitelaw: Remarks in school

Scope and Content

A compilation of remarks made by Robert Whitelaw in form at Rugby School to various pupils, including Rupert Brooke. At the front of the volume are two epigrams on Whitelaw by Brooke. Many of the pages are unused.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Whitelaw (1843-1917) was born in London on 15 April 1843, and attended Lancaster Grammar School. He matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1861 (B.A., 1865; M.A., 1868), where he became a Fellow in 1866. He was assistant master at Rugby, 1868-1913. He died at Moultrie Cottage, Rugby, on 6 February 1917.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Robert Whitelaw in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. VI (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 446.

Other Finding Aids



The volume is no. 1077 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 113.