Authorised form of nameFarrar; Frederick William (1831 - 1903)
Other forms of nameFrederic William
Dates1831 - 1903
Place of birthThe fort at Bombay, India
Date of birth07 August 1831
Date of death22/03/1903
Dates and placesBurial:
The cloister-green of Canterbury cathedral, Kent
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
King's College, London; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1854), MA (1857), DD (1874)
Came to England (aged 3 years); Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Honorary Fellow of King's College, London; ordained deacon (1854) and Priest (1857); Master, Harrow School (1855-1870); Headmaster, Marlborough School (1871-1876); visited Palestine (1870); published 'Life of Christ' (1874); Canon of Westminster (1876-1895); Dean of Canterbury (1895-1903); suffered from muscular atrophy and died after a long illness
Ethnological Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1866
RelationshipsSecond son of Charles Pinhorn Farrar, chaplain of the Church Missionary Society, and his wife Caroline Turner; married (1860) Lucy Mary, daughter of Frederick Cardew of the HEIC; five sons, five daughters
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Altname from DSB
Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, 'Schoolmaster-Fellows and the campaign for science education' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 63-81, plate
Vanity Fair 10 October 1891
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6275
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/11/632Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons20 August 1895
NLB/9/618Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Venerable Archdeacon Farrar, Fellow of the Royal Society18 June 1894
NLB/11/495Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Very Reverend Dean Frederick William Farrar, Fellow of the Royal Society, 17 Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.12 July 1895
NLB/9/766Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Venerable Archdeacon Frederick William Farrar, Fellow of the Royal Society11 July 1894
MS/928/2/63Postcard from Frederic William Farrar, House of Commons, to Charles Vernon Boys n.d.
EC/1866/03Farrar, Frederick William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/16/133Letter from [Venerable Archdeacon Frederick William] Farrar, 17 Dean'sYard, Westminster, to the Royal Society17 June 1894
NLB/11/368Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Reverend Frederick William Farrar, Fellow of the Royal Society, Dean of Canterbury, 17 Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.15 June 1895
MC/16/139Letter from [Venerable Archdeacon Frederick William] Farrar, 17 Dean'sYard, Westminster, to the Royal Society1 July [1894]
MC/16Volume 16 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1893-1896
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