Letter from Thomas Ethelbert Page

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Lincoln in 1850, Page attended Lincoln Grammar School and Shrewsbury School before entering St John's College in 1869. He graduated BA, as second classic, in 1873, and became a sixth-form master at Charterhouse. In 1873 Page was elected to a Fellowship at St John's, which he relinquished upon his marriage to Delamotte Caroline Eugenie Toynbee in 1875. They had two daughters. Page edited a number of classical and theological texts, most notably Horace's 'Odes' (1883), the 'Acts of the Apostles' (1886), and Virgil (1894). These remained in use for nearly a hundred years. Though offered the Professorship of Latin at Cambridge University and school headships at Harrow and Shrewsbury, Page remained at Charterhouse until his retirement in 1910. He then became editor of the Loeb Classical Library, and by 1935 had supervised the preparation and publication of over 200 volumes. He was also known for his reviews in 'The Bookman' and 'The Spectator', and for his long series of letters to 'The Times'. He died in 1936.

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Larmor Collection, 1942

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Born in Lincoln in 1850, Page attended Lincoln Grammar School and Shrewsbury School before entering St John's College in 1869. He graduated BA, as second classic, in 1873, and became a sixth-form master at Charterhouse. In 1873 Page was elected to a Fellowship at St John's, which he relinquished upon his marriage to Delamotte Caroline Eugenie Toynbee in 1875. They had two daughters. Page edited a number of classical and theological texts, most notably Horace's 'Odes' (1883), the 'Acts of the Apostles' (1886), and Virgil (1894). These remained in use for nearly a hundred years. Though offered the Professorship of Latin at Cambridge University and school headships at Harrow and Shrewsbury, Page remained at Charterhouse until his retirement in 1910. He then became editor of the Loeb Classical Library, and by 1935 had supervised the preparation and publication of over 200 volumes. He was also known for his reviews in 'The Bookman' and 'The Spectator', and for his long series of letters to 'The Times'. He died in 1936.

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