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JOWETT, Benjamin (1817-1893). Master of Balliol College, Oxford.
Group of Four Autograph Letters Signed to various correspondents, 11 pages 8vo, 1864, 1882 & 1890 where dated
To Major R.G. Macgregor, concerning specimens of translation for the Greek Anthology, and suggesting a format for arranging the entries if he is to publish larger works.
To an unnamed correspondent [? the same], 2 November 1864, thanking him for a volume of the Greek Anthology, and congratulating him on completing his labour of love.
To C.E. Buckland, 17 February 1890, sending a circular soliciting funds for a project for Balliol which is to include a cricket ground.
Long letter to the Dean of Salisbury (George David Boyle, 1828-1901), 23 July 1882, deeply regretting the death of his friend H.P. ('the best & kindest of men'), recalling visits to him at Windsor and Sonning, reflecting on his character ('charming affectionate nature ... with the addition of great idleness ...') and former days. Jowett also discusses a biography ('in which no progress has been made') currently entrusted to George Grove, who was too busy with the 'Musical College'.
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