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STEPHEN, LESLIE.
Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY HALL, Feb. 2, 1850. [3rd] s. of Sir James (1806), K.C.B. (and Jane Catherine, dau. of the Rev. John Venn, R. of Clapham). B. Nov. 28, 1832, in London . School, Eton and at King's College, London . Matric. Michs. 1850; Scholar, 1851; B.A. (20 th Wrangler ) 1854; M.A. 1857; Hon. Litt.D. 1892.
Fellow, 1854-67; tutor, 1856-62.
Hon. Fellow, 1891.
Clark Lecturer at Trinity College, 1883.
Hon. D.Litt., Oxford, 1901; Hon. LL.D., Edinburgh, 1885.
Ord. deacon (York) Dec. 21, 1855; priest (Ely) 1859.
Coached his College boat for many years, and was renowned as a long distance runner and walker.
He once walked from Cambridge, to dine in London , in 12 hours.
Encouraged the inauguration of the Inter-Univ. sports, 1864.
Member of the Alpine Club; President, 1865-82.
Left Cambridge, 1864, to take up literary work in London . Adm. to the Inner Temple, May 27, 1867.
Relinquished his Orders, 1875.
Married (1) June 19, 1867, Harriet Marian, younger dau. of W. M. Thackeray, the novelist, and had issue a dau.; (2) Mar. 26, 1878, Julia Prinsep, widow of Herbert Duckworth and youngest dau. of Dr John Jackson, of Calcutta, and had issue two sons and two daughters.
K.C.B., 1902.
Contributed regularly to the Saturday Review and Pall Mall Gazette . Literary critic to the Cornhill Magazine, and editor, 1871-82.
Formed friendships with many young writers who afterwards became famous, notably R. L. Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, etc.
George Meredith described him in The Egoist as Vernon Whitford, 'a Phoebus Apollo turned fasting friar.' Formed a Society of Sunday walkers called 'The Tramps,' 1879, made up of his literary friends.
His Essays on Free Thinking and Plain Speaking (1873) and his article An Agnostic's Apology in the Fortnightly Review made him a leader of the agnostic school; his Science and Ethics revealed his private convictions on the problems of life.
First editor of the D.N.B., 1882-91; resigned for reasons of health.
Author, The Playground of Europe ; Hours in a Library; History of English Thought in the 18th Century; Life of Henry Fawcett; Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen; Social Rights and Duties; Sketches from Cambridge ; etc.
Died Feb. 22, 1904.
The sum of £630, contributed by his friends, was accepted by the University, 1905, for the endowment of the Leslie Stephen Lectureship in literature and biography.
Brother of James F. (1846); father of the above.
( D.N.B.; Who was Who ; Burke, P. and B.; Inns of Court ; F. W. Maitland, Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen ; N. Annan, Leslie Stephen .)
Leslie STEPHEN
Approx. lifespan: 1832–1904
pens. aged 18 Trinity Hall adm1850:02:02
3rd s. of Sir James STEPHEN (1806) K.C.B. (and Jane Catherine VENN dau. of Rev. John VENN R.: Clapham, [London], )
b. 1832:11:28 in London ,
Sch: Eton and at Sch: King's College London ,
Matric 1850:10MT:
Scholar 1851
BA 20 th Wrangler 1854
MA 1857
Hon. LittD 1892
Fellow 1854-67
Tutor: 1856-62
Hon. Fellow 1891
Clark Lecturer at: : Trinity College 1883
Hon. DLitt OX 1901
Hon.LLD Edinburgh, [Scotland], 1885
Ord. deacon York 1855:12:21
Ord. priest Ely 1859
Coached his College boat for many years, and was renowned as a long distance runner and walker. He once walked from CB, [Cambridgeshire], to dine London , in 12 hours. Encouraged the inauguration of the Inter-Univ. sports 1864
Member of: Alpine Club
President: 1865-82 . Left CB, [Cambridgeshire], 1864 to take up literary work London ,
Adm.to Inner Temple 1867:05:27
Relinquished his Orders 1875
m. (1) 1867:06:19 Harriet Marian, younger dau. of W. M. THACKERAY the novelist a dau.
had issue
m. (2) 1878:03:26
Julia Prinsep, widow of Herbert Duckworth and youngest dau. of Dr John JACKSON of Calcutta, [India], two sons and two daughters.
had issue
KCB 1902
Contributed regularly to the Saturday Rev.iew and Pall Mall Gazette
Literary critic to the Cornhill Magazine , and editor 1871-82
Formed friendships with many young writers who afterwards became famous, notably R. L. Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, etc. George Meredith described him in The Egoist as Vernon Whitford, 'a Phoebus Apollo turned fasting friar.'
Formed a Society of Sunday walkers called 'The Tramps,' 1879 made up of his literary friends.
His Essays on Free Thinking and Plain Speaking (1873) and his article An Agnostic's Apology in the Fortnightly Rev.iew made him a leader of the agnostic school; his Science and Ethics revealed his private convictions on the problems of life.
First editor of the D.N.B. 1882-91;
resigned for reasons of health.
Publ.: The Playground of Europe; Hours in a Library ; History of English Thought in the 18th Century; Life of Henry Fawcett; Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen; Social Rights and Duties; Sketches from CB ; etc.
d. 1904:02:22
The sum of £630, contributed by his friends, was accepted by University 1905 for the endowment of the Leslie Stephen Lectureship in literature and biography.
brother of James F. STEPHEN (1846)
father of Julian Thoby STEPHEN (1899) .
( D.N.B.; Who was Who ; Burke, P. and B.; Inns of Court ; F. W. Maitland, Life and Letters of Leslie STEPHEN ; N. Annan, Leslie Stephen .)
[add:]Photogravure from portrait by G.F. Watts: CAS: C.9[:add]

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