First name(s)
William Henry
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *4

Professor of Sanskrit, 1865

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended Ref: *3
  • Charterhouse School 1852-1858
  • Balliol College Oxford

Oxford University Sanskrit Scholarship in 1861

Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Assistant at British Museum, Department of Oriental Antiquities
  • Assistant in the Educational Department, and Professor of Sanskrit in Calcutta College (1866-1867)

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
Place of birth Ref: *1
Date of death Refs: *1 *2
18th December 1869
Place of death Ref: *1
St. Giles, London
Family details Ref: *5

Son of Rev H. O. Coxe and Charlotte Esther Turner


Trustees of British Museum would not allow Coxe to hold the professorship together with his post at the museum - hence his short tenure. Corresponded with William Henry Fox Talbot between 1862 and 69 about items in the British Museum mainly from Middle East, principally cuneiform script in which he was an expert.

* References

  1. http://www.freebmd.org.uk/
  2. foxtalbot.dmu.ac.uk/letters/transcriptName.php? bcode=Talb-WH
  3. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/List_of_Carthusians, _1800%E2%80%931879/C
  4. King's College London Calendar 1865
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org
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