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Flather, James Henry, 1853-1928 (Secretary of UCLES)



  • Existence: 1853-08-11 - 1928-11-03


James Henry Flather was born on 11 August 1853 in Sheffield. He was educated at Sheffield Collegiate School and was admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1872.

Flather was the Assistant Master of Lancaster Grammar School in 1877. The following year he became a Tutor at Cavendish College, Cambridge, which was recognised as ‘public hostel’ of the University. Flather was Principal of Cavendish College from 1888 to 1891.

In 1892, Flather became Assistant Secretary of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). He held this position until 1910, when he became Secretary of UCLES. He retired in 1921.

James Flather had one son who was killed in the First World War. He and his wife lived in Grantchester and he died on 03 November 1928.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Papers of James Henry Flather, 1912 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/2086/UCLES/PP/JHF
Scope and Contents

These papers comprise business correspondence

Dates: 1912 - 1919
Conditions Governing Access: No access restrictions