Who’s Who: Oliver Prior

Professor Oliver Prior made his way into Who’s Who:

PRIOR, Oliver Herbert Phelps

MA; Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur; Docteur ès Lettres (Lausanne); Hon. DLitt Durham; Hon. MA Cambridge

Born Vevey, 6 Sept. 1871; s of Rev. W. P. Prior of Tewkesbury, Gloucester, British Chaplain abroad, and Marie-Louise de la Ferrière; m Camille Mottu, of Teddington, Middlesex; one s ; died 18 July 1934

Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge; Drapers’ Professor of French, Cambridge University


French schools; Universities of Lausanne, Göttingen, Freiburg, and Halle


Modern Language Master at Forest School, Berkhamsted School, Dulwich College and Rugby School; substitute for Professor Romance Languages, University of London. 1915–19; Lecturer in Anglo-Norman, University College, London, 1919


L’Image du Monde de Maître Gossouin, 1913; Caxton’s Mirrour of the World (Early English Text Society), 1914; French Studies and France; Remarques sur l’anglo-normand, 1923; General Editor of Anglo-Norman Texts, 1924; Morceaux choisis des Penseurs Français du xvie au xixe Siècle, 1930; Condorcet, Esquisse d’un tableau historique des progrès de l’esprit humain, 1932; articles and school editions

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