The following account of the life and labours of Mr Tawney has been prepared chiefly from the obituary notices which appeared inT heT imes Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society and The Calcutta Review ]CHARLES HENRY TAWNEY was the son of the Rev. Richard Tawney, vicar of Willoughby, whose wife was a sister of Dr Bernard, of Clifton. From Rugby, which he entered while the great days of Dr Arnold were still a recent memory, he went toT rinity College, Cambridge, where he greatly distinguished himself. He was Bell University Scholar in 1857, and Davies University Scholar andS cholar ofT rinity in the following year. In 1860 he was bracketed Senior Classic and was elected a Fellow of his college. For the next four years he worked as a Fellow and Tutor at Trinity, but though he had obviously excellent prospects of academical work at home, considerations of health induced him to seek employment in I ndia. In 1865 he was selected to occupy the Chair of History in the Presidency College, just then vacated by Professor E. Byles Cowell. Mr Tawney filled this Chair with great credit from 1866 to 1872 ;in the latter year he was appointed Professor of English. In 1875 he officiated asP rincipal in the place of Mr James Sutcliffe, and on the latters death, in the following year, his position asP rincipal was confirmed. This office he held from 1876 to 1892, with breaks for short periods, during which he either went home on leave or was called upon to officiate as Director of Public Instruction in the then undivided province of Bengal.
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