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George Elwes Corrie

(1793-1885), Anglican divine and theologian

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Corrie became a tutor at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, soon after graduating from the college. He remained in this post for almost thirty years until he was appointed as master of Jesus College, Cambridge in 1849. This role came with the rectory of Newton, near Wisbech and Corrie combined his duties as master of the college with those of a country vicar. Corrie was a prolific ecclesiastical scholar. He edited Latimer's Sermons and Remains and The Homilies, Nowell's Catechism, Twysden's Historical Vindication, Burnet's History of the Reformation and Wheatly's Common Prayer. He also wrote for the Cambridge Antiquarian Society of which he was a founder and four times president.

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George Elwes Corrie, by Sebastian Evans - NPG 2173(20)

George Elwes Corrie

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, pen and ink, 9 February 1852
NPG 2173(20)

George Elwes Corrie, by Sebastian Evans - NPG 2173(21)

George Elwes Corrie

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, March 1852
NPG 2173(21)

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