Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Cox, George Valentine

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COX, GEORGE VALENTINE (1786–1875), author, born at Oxford in 1786, was educated at Magdalen College school and New College, graduated B. A., and was elected esquire bedel in law in 1806, took the degree of M.A. in 1808, and was elected esquire bedel in medicine and arts in 1815. He held this office until 1866, when he retired on a pension. He was also coroner to the university. He died in March 1875. He published 'Jeannette Isabelle.' a novel in three volumes, London, 1837, 12mo , three translations from the German, viz. F. C. Dahlmann's 'Life of Herodotus,' London, 1845, 8vo; J. A. W. Neander's ' Emperor Julian and his Generation,' London, 1850, 8vo; and C. Ullmann's 'Gregory of Nazianzum,' London, 1851, 8vo; also 'Prayer-Book Epistles,' &c., London, 1846, 8vo; and 'Recollections of Oxford,' London, 1868, 8vo.

[The last-mentioned work contains many interesting personal reminiscences, and is the chief authority for the facts stated above; see also Athenaeum, Jan.-June 1875, p. 425; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

J. M. R.