Richard Michell, Scholar (1805-1877)

This brief biography is taken from ‘A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices’ by John Hutchinson and Published by Printed by Butterworth and Co. for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple in 1902

Admitted 17 November, 1827.

Third son of Edward Michell of Gillingham, со. Dorset. He was educated at Bruton Grammar School and at Oxford, where he graduated in 1824, obtaining a First-Class in lit/eras humanwres. He then became very successful as a private tutor, amongst hie pupils being Eoundell Palmer, Robert Lowe, Charles Wordsworth, I. A. Fronde, and others. In 1839 he was elected Pi-selector of Logic, and in 1849 delivered the Bampton Lectures, and became Public Orator at his University. In 1868 he succeeded to the Principalship of Magdalen Hall, which he succeeded in converting into Hertford College. He died 29 March, 1877. His Orations, notable for their excellent Latinity, were published by hie son in 1878.


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