Perowne, Edward Henry (DNB12)

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PEROWNE, EDWARD HENRY (1826-1906), Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, younger brother of John James Stewart Perowne [q. v. Suppl. II], was born at Burdwan, Bengal, on 8 Jan. 1826. After private education he was admitted pensioner of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1846 and scholar in 1847 ; he was Person prizeman in 1848, members' prizeman in 1849 and 1852, and senior classic in 1850. He graduated B.A. in 1850, proceeding M.A. m 1853, B.D. in 1860, D.D. in 1863. He was admitted ad eundem (M.A.) at Oxford in 1857. Ordained deacon in 1850 and priest in 1851, he was curate of Maddermarket, Norfolk (1850-1). Elected fellow and tutor of Corpus in 1858, he became Master in 1879. He was Whitehall preacher (1864-6); Hulsean lecturer in 1866, examining chaplain to the bishop of St. Asaph (1874-88) ; prebendary of St. Asaph (1877-90) ; vice-chancellor of Cambridge University (1879-81) ; hon. chaplain to Queen Victoria (1898-1900), and chaplain-in-ordinary (1900-1), examining chaplain to the bishop of Worcester (1891-1901). Devoted to his college and university, a sound disciplinarian, a man of many friendships and wide interests, Perowne refused high preferment and was long one of the most conspicuous figures in the academic and social life of Cambridge. He was a strong evangelical, and in politics a somewhat rigid conservative. He died unmarried at Cambridge, after a long illness, on 5 Feb. 1906, and was buried at Grantchester. A portrait of Perowne, painted in 1885 by Rudolf Lehmann, is at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

His principal works were : 1. 'The Christian's Daily Life, a Life of Faith,' 1860. 2. 'Corporate Responsibility,' 1862. 3. 'Counsel to Undergraduates on entering the University,' 1863. 4. 'The God-head of Jesus,' 1867. 5. 'Commentary on Galatians' (’Cambridge Bible for Schools'), 1890. 6. 'Savonarola,' 1900.

[The Times, 6 Feb. 1906 ; Guardian, 7 Feb. 1906; Record; 9 Feb. 1906; Cambridge Review, 15 Feb. 1906 (by C. W. Moule) ; Crockford's Clerical Directory; Cambridge Univ. Calendar; of. Charles Whibley's In Cap and Gown (1889), p. 326.]

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