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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1926-1927-31

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A SKETCH OF THE HISTOEY OF KING'S COLLEGE 29 During these years King's College had many distinguished men among its professors The Principals since Dr Otter have been Hugh James Rose Dr Lonsdale afterwards Bishop of Lichfield Dr Jelf Dr Barry at one time Bishop of Sydney Dr Wace afterwards Dean of Canterbury Dr Robertson afterwards Bishop of Exeter Dr Headlam now Bishop of Gloucester and Dr Ronald Burrows Among its Theo- logical Professors have been Richard Chevenix Trench after- wards Archbishop of Dublin Charles John Ellicott Bishop of Gloucester Edward Hayes Plumptre and Frederick Denison Maurice In the Faculty of Arts the names of John Sherren Brewer Charles Henry Pearson Samuel Rawson Gardiner John Wesley Hales and Sir John Knox Laughton may be mentioned in Science James Clerk Maxwell Charles Wheat- stone John Frederick Daniell William Allen Miller Sir Charles Lyell Edward Forbes and John Hopkinson in the Faculty of Medicine Sir WiUiam Fergusson Richard Partridge Sir William Bowman Lionel Beale John Wood Sir William Priestley Dr Ferrier and Lord Lister The wide scope of its work and the number of its students whether regular or occasional have led to many distinguished men being associated with the College as students This vigour in development shown by King's College is all the more remarkable when it is remembered that from the beginning it has been almost entirely without endowment Started originally by men of great distinction sum of at least £150 000 was spent on its buildings but owing to very unfortunate circumstances no endowment was provided and the College began with heavy debt λ considerable number of the first promoters having seceded under the leadership of Lord Winchilsea without paying their promised subscriptions owing to their distrust of the policy of the Duke of Wellington in supporting Catholic Emancipation Since then it has received certain legacies and endowments including £10 000 from Thomas Godfrey Sambrooke Esq for the purpose of founding Scholarships and Exhibitions £3 455 from the friends of Sir Robert Inglis as an endowment for Scholarships in Modern History and English Literature £6 000 from Lady Siemens for the William Siemens Laboratory of Electrical Engineering £10 000 from the Trustees of the late Richard Berridge for the Advancement of Sanitary Science and £6 000 from the late Charles Edwin Layton to found Scholarship for Scientific Research Large sums have been raised from time to time for the improvement of the buildings and equipment and for the repayment of the accumu- lated debts These sums include donations amounting to nearly £47 000 from the present Treasurer of the Council The fund raised for Incorporation with the University amounts to £33 730 This enabled the College to be incorporated into the University with- out liabilities but was not sufficient to free the school from debt
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