Tom Brown's Schooldays

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  1. The Artful Dodger

    The Artful Dodger Dodging, ducking and diving

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    OK folks - I've read the book - and now I'm researching a real-life person who was educated at Rugby School and appears on the 1861 census as a 15 year old Pupil.

    The headmaster was Charles Thomas Arnold.

    My person left in 1864 and was shortly thereafter admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge where he obtained a B.A. in 1868 and an M.A. in 1874.

    He married and his wife died in 1879 and after her death he joined the Army as a Lieutenant and retired with the rank of Major.

    I know that both schools are well documented on the internet but I am interested in determining what his life would have been like at both schools between 1860 and 1874.

    Has anyone done a study of these schools or has knowledge of the life and times of students that could assist me?

    Thanks

    Colin
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Have you had a look at the Rugby school website? The section on the history of the school makes good reading: rugbyschool.net/history

    The archives of Trinity College Cambridge are also interesting: trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=788

    Perhps an email to both educational establishments might glean more. :)
     
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  3. Huncamunca

    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    How about The book of Rugby School: its history and its daily life, by Edward Meyrick Goulburn (published in 1856). You can find it on Google Books:

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    books.google.co.uk/books?id=YwkCAAAAYAAJ
     
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    Jodakist New Member

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    Thank you for the link to this book; one of my ancestors was a trustee of Rugby School in 1658 and several family members have been pupils there, so I found this book interesting to read.
     
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