See also:Bart . (1826-1884),
See also:scholar and educationalist, was
See also:born in New
See also:York on the 13th of
See also:September 1826 . After a childhood spent in the West Indies, he was educated at
See also:Harrow and
See also:Oxford . He entered Oxford as scholar of Balliol, and subsequently held a fellowship at Oriel from 1849 to 186o . He made a
See also:special study of the Aristotelian philosophy, and in 1857 published an edition of the Ethics (4th ed . 1885) which became a standard text-
See also:book at Oxford . In 1855 he was one of the examiners for the
See also:Civil Service, and in 1856 a public examiner in
See also:classics at Oxford . In the latter
See also:year he succeeded to the baronetcy . In 1859 he went to
See also:Madras with
See also:Charles Trevelyan, and was appointed inspector of
See also:schools; the next year he removed to Bombay, to fill the
See also:post of
See also:Professor of
See also:History and
See also:Economy in the Elphinstone
See also:College . Of this he became
See also:Principal in 1862; and, a year later,
See also:vice-chancellor of Bombay University, a post he held from 1863 to 1865 and again from 1865 to 1868 . In 1865 he took upon himself also the duties of Director of Public Instruction for Bombay
See also:Presidency . In 1868 he was appointed a member of the Legislative Council .
In the same year, upon the
See also:death of Sir
See also:David Brewster, he was appointed Principal of
See also:Edinburgh University, which had conferred an honorary LL.D. degree upon him in 1865 . From that
See also:time till his death (which occurred in Edinburgh on the 3oth of
See also:November 1884) his energies were entirely devoted to the well-being of the University . The institution of the medical school in the University was almost solely due to his initiative; and the Tercentenary Festival, celebrated in 1884, was the result of his wisely directed
See also:enthusiasm . In that year he published The
See also:Story of the University of Edinburgh during its First Three
See also:Hundred Years . He was created Hon . D.C.L. of Oxford in 188o, and an honorary
See also:fellow of Oriel College in 1882 .
ROBERT GRANT (1814-1892)
SIR FRANCIS GRANT (1803-1878)
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