- 1850 (Creation)
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Manuscript volume of notes, 1850, containing notes made by Sir Edwin Arnold whilst studying at King's College London including comprising a summary and analysis compiled from notes of Drakenborch, Gronovius, Lipsius, Hermannus and some others of Titus Livy's History of Rome from its foundation , Books XXII and XXIII; word list of the derivation and meaning of words in Homer's Iliad, , books XII, XII and XIV and word list of the derivation and meaning of words in Aeschylus' Eumenides.
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Born 1832 in Gravesend; educated at King's School, Rochester and at King's College London where he was a student of the General Literature and Science course,1850; University College, Oxford, 1851-1854; BA, 1854; MA, 1856; Scholar and Newdigate Prizeman, 1852; wrote Poems, narrative and lyrical (Francis Macpherson, Oxford, 1853); Second English Master at King Edward's School, Birmingham, 1854-1856; Principal of Government Deccan College, Poona, Bombay, 1856-1861; studied Eastern and Oriental languages and at this time was author of a number of translations and histories including The Marquis of Dalhousie's administration of British India 2 vols (Saunders, Otley and Co., London, 1862); returned to England, 1861 and became leader-writer on The Daily Telegraph and chief editor, 1873; made CSI, 1877; his Eastern education inspired his popular epic poem, The light of Asia (Trübner and Co., London, 1879), which achieved notoriety in England and America; made KICE, 1888; became Travelling commissioner for the Telegraph , 1888, visited Japan and the Pacific coast, 1889, resulting in a series of publications including Wandering words (Longmans and Co., London, 1894), and East and West (Longmans and Co, London, 1896); visited America on a reading tour, 1891; died 1904.
Transferred from the library of King's College London.
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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.