Cory, William Johnson

Cory, William Johnson (1823 - 1892)

Index to poems

Educator (his tenure as Assistant Master of Eton College lasted from 1845 to 1872) and author of A Guide to Modern British History (New York: Holt, 1880-82), William Johnson became William Johnson Cory after his retirement. A brief biography appears in the third edition of Ionica, his translation of classical poems, as edited by Arthur C. Benson (London: G. Allen, 1905; PR 4507 C57I6 1905 Robarts Library). Francis Warre Cornish edited a very large volume of Extracts from Letters and Journals (Oxford, 1907; Educat. B C Robarts Library).

  • Card, Tim. “Cory, William Johnson (1823-1892).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
Given Name
William Johnson
Family Name
Birth Date
January 9, 1823
Death Date
June 11, 1892
Family Relations
father : Charles Johnson
mother : Teresa Johnson
brother : Charles Wellington Johnson Furse
wife : Rosa Caroline Cory (from Aug. 1878)
son : Andrew Cory
  • Eton

  • B.A. King's College, Cambridge

  • Teacher

Literary Period
Literary Movement
Buried At
First RPO Edition