FRANCIS, Henry Thomas

FRANCIS, Henry Thomas. 22.10.1837 — 28.6.1924. British Indologist (Pāli scholar). Father William Francis. Education: schools at Walsingham & Ipswitch; from 1856 Cambridge (1863 M.A.), 1861-73 Fellow of Caius College. Assistant schoolmaster in Kensington 1864-65, Bromsgrove 1865-73 and at Bedford Grammar School 1874-77. 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 Rouse and vol. 4 alone).

Sources: Alumni Cantabrigienses.


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