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SIR WILLIAM SNOW HARRIS

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 21 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SIR WILLIAM SNOW HARRIS 0791-1867), English electrician, was descended from an old family of solicitors at Plymouth, where he was born on the 1st of April 1791. He received his early education at the Plymouth grammar-school, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching conferred upon him "as the first man to whom such recognition for meritorious service is given, the highest retiring allowance which our rules will allow, an annual income of $3000." Besides being a contributor to the magazines and encyclopedias on educational and philosophical subjects, he wrote An Introduction to the Study of Philosophy (1889); The Spiritual Sense of Dante's Divina Co2nmedia (1889); Hegel's Logic (1890); and Psychologic Foundations of Education (1898); and edited Appleton's International Education Series and Webster's Inter-national Dictionary. He died on the 5th'of November 1909. See Henry R. Evans, "A List of the Writings of William Torrey Harris" in the Report of the Commissioner of Education for 1907, vol. i. (Washington, 1908).
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