1890's George Townsend Warner Cabinet Photo, English Teacher, Author
On front: "Your old friend for ten years of school life, G. Townsend Warner" is autographed, and hand signed or handwritten in beautiful old period fountain pen ink. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Cabinet Card Photograph. Photographer: E. Kelley, 26 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, England. (known to be photographer Edwin Kelley)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
George Townsend Warner 1865-1916 was also known as G.T. Warner and G. Townsend Warner. In his early student years, he won an 1883 history scholarship to Jesus College, Cambridge, and became a Fellow of the College in 1890. He became the Harrow School housemaster and is known a brilliant teacher. He died in Harrow, Middlesex, England.
The Townsend-Warner Preparatory Schools History Prize begun in 1885 by Edward Ernest Bowen was renamed the "Townsend-Warner History Prize" in his honor. He and his wife Nora, (Eleanor Mary Hudleston) were the parents of Sylvia Townsend Warner 1893-1978, author, and esteemed Women's writer and editor. Her life partner was famed women's poet Valentine Ackland 1906-1969. They are buried together under a single stone at St. Nicholas Churchyard in Chaldon Herring, Purbeck, County Dorset.
George's father: George Townsend Warner 1841-1902 died in Torquay, Devon, UK. He was also a Harrow School master, then Headmaster of Newton College in Devon. His grandfather George Townsend Warner 1815-1869 was born in Camberwell, Surrey, England, and also was a Harrow School master. His father's parents were John Warner born 1818, and Susannah Margaret Townsend Warner born 1785.
His grandmother: Susanna Hobson Oke Warner born 1817
His Father's siblings:
Katharine Susan Warner born 1843
William Sydney Warner 1844-71
George's mother: Flora Moir Warner 1841-1913
George's wife: Eleanor Mary Hudleston Warner
Their Child: Author, esteemed Women's writer, editor Sylvia Nora Townsend Warner 1893-1978
George Townsend Warner Writings and Books:
1. The Monetary Question: An Essay Which Obtained the Prize Offered by Sir H.M. Meysey-Thompson, Bart at the Paris Monetary Congress of 1889
2. Landmarks in English industrial history 1898
3. A Brief Survey Of British History 1899
4. The Groundwork of British history 1900
5. On the writing of English 1900
6. English history illustrated from original sources 1901
7. The Geography of British South Africa 1904
8. Tillage, trade and invention: an outline of industrial history 1912
9. How wars were won: a short study of Napoleon's times 1915
A beautiful old original signed or autographed piece recently found in Exeter, Devon, England. An important teacher, author and esteemed Englishman, with an also famous and brilliant daughter Sylvia Townsend Warner 1893-1978. Her life partner was also famed women's poet Valentine Ackland 1906-1969. They are buried together under a single stone at St Nicholas Churchyard, Chaldon Herring, Purbeck, Dorset. For more info on Sylvia, see here.
Size: 4.5 by 7 inches
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