Henry Liddell


Henry Liddell

Henry George Liddell (February 6, 1811January 18, 1898) was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Dean (1855-91) of Christ Church, Oxford, headmaster (1846–55) of Westminster School [ [http://reference.allrefer.com/encyclopedia/L/Liddell.html Henry George Liddell, English Literature, 19th Century, Biographies] ] , author of "A History of Rome" (1857), and co-author (with Robert Scott) of the monumental work "A Greek-English Lexicon" [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9048162/Henry-George-Liddell Encyclopaedia Britannica] ] , which is still used by students of Greek. His daughter Alice Liddell was the Alice for whom Lewis Carroll wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

Education

Liddell received his education at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford. He gained a double first degree in 1833, then became a college tutor, and was ordained in 1838.

While he was Dean of Christ Church, he arranged for the building of a new choir school and classrooms for the staff and pupils of Christ Church Cathedral School on its present site. Before then the school was housed within Christ Church College itself.

Parents and grandparents

His father was Henry Liddell, Rector of Easington (1787 - 1872), the younger son of Sir Henry Liddell, 5th Baronet (1749–1791) and the former Elizabeth Steele. His father's elder brother, Sir Thomas Liddell, 6th Baronet (1775–1855), was raised to the Peerage as Baron Ravensworth in 1821.

His mother was the former Charlotte Lyon (1785 - 1871), a daughter of Thomas Lyon (1741 - 1796) (who was the youngest son of the 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne) and the former Mary Wren (died 1811).

Marriage and children

On July 2, 1846, Henry married Lorina Reeve (March 3, 1826-June 25, 1910). They were parents of ten children:

* Edward Henry Liddell (6 September 1847June 14, 1911).
* Lorina Charlotte Liddell (11 May 1849October 29, 1930).
* James Arthur Charles Liddell (28 December 185027 November 1853).
* Alice Pleasance Liddell (May 4, 1852November 16, 1934), for whom the children's classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was originally told.
* Edith Mary Liddell (Spring, 1854 – June 26,1876).
* Rhoda Caroline Anne Liddell (1859 – May 19, 1949).
* Albert Edward Arthur Liddell (1863 – 28 May 1863).
* Violet Constance Liddell (10 March 1864December 9, 1927).
* Sir Frederick Francis Liddell (June 7, 1865March 19, 1950).
* Lionel Charles Liddell (May 22, 1868March 21, 1942).

ee also

* Alice Liddell
* Lewis Carroll

External links

* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p810.htm#i16183 A genealogical profile of him]
* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp02731 Two portraits of him]

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