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Cory, William Johnson, 1823 - 1892 (poet and master at Eton)


Dates and places

1823-1892, Assistant Master at Eton 1845-1872 and Fellow of King's, also 1845-1872.


M. Rosa Caroline Guille in Maderia, 1878; 1 son, Andrew, b. 1879.

Other information

Born William Johnson; assumed the name Cory in 1872.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:


14 letters from William Johnson Cory to Oscar Browning, 1851 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0272/OB/1/405/A and C
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Most of the files contain five or more letters. Some files include letters from more than one member of a family, and the larger correspondences occupy two or more files.

Dates: 1851 - 1876

Cory: Papers Relating to William Johnson Cory

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WJC
Scope and Contents

Fair copies and photocopies of poems by Cory, and letters from him.

Dates: 1840 - 1990
 Series — Container: KCAC/1/4/Johnson

Johnson, William, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0272/KCAC/1/4/Johnson
Scope and Contents

3 photographs of a bust of Johnson held by Eton College with accompanying correspondence; copy of a portrait of Johnson by ?Frouse; and a photograph by Hills and Saunders.

Dates: 1973
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some records contain personal information as defined under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998) and will be reserved.

Letters from William Cory to HB, 1861 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0272/BRA/2/30
Scope and Contents

18 autograph letters signed.

Dates: 1861 - 1870

Letters from WJC to G W E Russell, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WJC/1/Russell
Scope and Contents

3 autograph letters signed, concerning WE Gladstone at Eton.

Dates: 1890
 File — Container: BUR/3/1

Letters received by Brocklebank, mostly regarding establishment of a Finance Committee, 1857 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0272/BUR/3/1
Scope and Contents The file comprises letters from Edmund Durnford regarding the Monxton priory, John Heath regarding the Blackheath property, William Johnson (later Cory) regarding various Kingsmen and College financial decisions, John Halsey Law, Charles H. Marillier, Richard Okes, H. J. Simonds, and Henry Walker regarding a tablet in Chapel to commemorate his brother Edward. The letter from Charles Marillier encloses a photograph of his son, aged 18 months, and a photograph of Margaret Marillier. The file...
Dates: 1857 - 1865
 File — Container: WJC/3/1

Manuscript poems, 1840 - 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WJC/3/1
Scope and Contents

The file comprises fair copies of thirteen poems, some with corrections, as follows:
'A Ballad for a Boy'; 'To Britomart'; 'A Parody' (marked as unpublished); 'Chivalry' (marked as unpublished); 'Lydia' (marked as unpublished); 'Europa'; 'Phyllis' (marked as unpublished); 'A spartan shrank . . .' (marked as unpublished); 'Barine'; 'Dura fida rubecula'; 'Camilla' (marked as unpublished); 'Asterie' (marked as unpublished); 'Hypermnestera'.

Dates: 1840 - 1892

Notes on the manuscripts of WJC, 1842 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WJC/2/1
Scope and Contents

The file comprises photocopies of other poems in 'Ionica'.

Dates: 1842 - 1966
 Item — Container: SC/Albums/1/Johnson1

'W. [William] Johnson' [KC 1842], 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0272/SC/Albums/1/Johnson1
Scope and Contents From the File:

A manuscript note on the front reads 'Album I Kingsman Drawer 7'.
To request any of these photographs use call mark: Coll. Ph. 545.

Dates: 1861
 Item — Container: SC/Albums/1/Johnson2

'W. [William] Johnson' [KC 1842]

Reference Code: GBR/0272/SC/Albums/1/Johnson2
Scope and Contents

Photographer: Hills and Saunders.

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