The candidates were-
H.S. Otter Capt.
A.W. Williams Wynn
E.G.B Phillimore (Grant’s)
E.M. Rodocanachi (Rigaud’s)
F.L. Denman (Grant’s)
Also H. L. Roche QS
H.L. Randall QS
J.R. Reid T.B.
There were elected to Oxford:
Egerton G.B. Phillimore. P.O
G Milner (who was head of Home-boarders in ’68) of Ch. Ch. Has obtained the first Denyer-Johnson Theological Scholarship. S.H. West, who left the School before Milner, was elected, with high distinction, to the Radcliffe travelling fellowship. The chief honours obtained during the last year are the following:
|E. M. Mee (T.B)
|H. B. Dixon
|F. A. O’Brien
|G. Milner (T.B)
H.F.G. Bramwell was proxime accepit for the Hertford.
E. Giles, who, more than a year ago obtained a 1st class in Lit Hum Mod Hist. is now professor of Hist & Pol. Economy at Elphinstone College, Bombay.
E. H. May obtained a 3rd Class in the Class Tripos.
E.G.B Phillimore. P.O.
H.H O’Farrell has gained an open scholarship at Pembroke Coll. Oxd. And also passed into the Indian Civil Service. H.D.S Pennington [probably H.F.D Pennington 1866-1870] passed into the Indian Civil also.
In the absence of Hill (through illness) I make the following entries. H.F.G Bramwell (H.B. Rigauds) got an open scholarship at Lincoln College Ox., he was fourth out of 52 candidates; it is to be hoped that this together with Mee’s scholarship will have the effect of raising the numbers at Westminster.
H.J. Roberts Head Boarder.
Bickmore having gained a first class in Mathematics at Oxford, we were entitled to a half holiday and Thursday July 13th was given as such.
As Macleay the Head Town-boy is away & will not return this term I make the following entries in this ledger:-
At the end of November Macleay went up to Oxford to try for the Balliol scholarship; he was not successful but came out seventh on the list.
Oct. 14th Mr Owen, one of the ushers, got a fellowship at University College, Oxford.
Elected to Oxford of the T.B. in May
W. Winters obtained the Dean Thomas
W.J. Madian one of the Tripletts
June 19th Prin. Opp.
We had an early play on March 1st as usual – no leave out, though it fell on a Monday. Lord Lansdowne asked for one on the 17th. We also had leave out on Easter Monday, as an equivalent to Good Friday.
On the 27th of March the Eight had leave to see the Oxford & Cambridge race.
We had an early play which was asked for by Mr. Mowbray, an Old Westminster who had taken office under Lord Derby; April 10th.
This year the early play which we usually have the day after the last challenge, the Min. can. early play, unfortunately “coincided”, as Scott said, with one that he had promised us to honour Mr. Southey, who has obtained a first class at Oxford; we could not get both from Scott.
A.F. Pope, Prin. Opp.
This year we had the Triplett Exhibitions for the first time. They are about £50 in value, this in number, last for three years, at either Oxford or Cambridge, & are open to Q.Ss and T.Bs indiscriminately. But Q.Ss elected to Christ Church will not be able to hold the Tripletts; a Christ Church studentship being considered too good a thing to be held with a Triplett.
There is also a smaller exhibition called Dean Thomas’ able on similar conditions.
The exhibition may be withheld if there are no candidates properly qualified in character & attainment.
The Examination Subjects for the Sixth at Whitsuntide 1857 were: Demonsthenes Olymthiacs, Livy Book III 1-58; Liddells History of Rome Pages 1-411; Sophocles Antigone; last ten chapters of the Act & last ten of the Hebrews; Homer the first parts The first books of the Illiad and the first 6 of the Aenied. Horace’s Ars Poetica & 2nd Book of Satires. Subject for the Dean Freeland Prize Latin Hexameter “Tri[?] Exodus”, Latin Prose “The advantage offering a [travel?]” Greek Iambics out of the [register?].
The Triplett Exhibitions were got by Tringham Q.S., Spencer Q.S.; Dean Thomas’ by W. Maples, BB.
A.F. Pope Pr. Opp.