FRANCIS, Henry Thomas

FRANCIS, Henry Thomas. West Raynham, Norfolk 22.10.1837 — 28.6.1924. British Indologist (Pāli scholar). Son of William Francis. Education: schools at Walsingham & Ipswitch; from 1856 Cambridge (B.A. 1860, M.A. 1863), 1861-73 Fellow of Caius College. Assistant schoolmaster in Kensington 1864-65, Bromsgrove 1865-73 and at Bedford Grammar School 1874-77. Then in Cambridge University Library, Under-Librarian 1877, Honorary Under-Librarian 1914.

Publications: The Vedabbhajātaka (48) translated and compared with the “Pardoner’s Tale”. L. 1884.

One of the translators of Jātaka (vol. 3 with R. A. Neil and vol. 5 alone). Cambridge 1897-1905; with E. J. Thomas: Jātaka Tales. Selected and edited with introduction and notes. 14+488 p. Cambridge 1916.

In memoriam: Cecil Bendall. Cambridge 1906; In memoriam James Drummond Anderson. Cambridge 1921.

Sources: Alumni Cantabrigienses; no further information found.

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