Author talk:William Francis Smith

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SMITH, WILLIAM FRANCIS. Adm. pens, at St John's, May 19, 1862. [Eldest] s. of the Rev. Hugh William (1831), V. of Biddlesden, Bucks, (and Harriet Frances). B. Oct. 20, 1842, at Brackley, Northants. School, Shrewsbury. Matric. Michs. 1862; Bell Scholar, 1863; B.A. (2nd Classic) 1866; M.A. 1869. Fellow, 1867-1919. Junior Proctor, 1878-9. A great Rabelais scholar; popularly known to undergraduates as 'Smew Smith.' Married, June 6, 1882, Maria Caroline, dau. of R. D. King, sometime Consul at Port au Prince, Haiti. Author, Rabelais and his Writings. Lived abroad in Switzerland and Italy, 1892-1914. Benefactor to St John's hbrary. Died Nov. 28, 1919, at Pau, France. Brother of Hugh W. (1873). (Shrewsbury Sch. Reg.; Eagle, xli. 137; Scott, MSS.; The Times, Dec. 10, 1919.)