Hawtrey, Edward Craven (1789 -1862)

The Reverend Edward Craven Hawtrey, D.D., was the only son of the Reverend Edward Hawtrey, Vicar of Burnham, near Eton. Educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, of which he became a Scholar in 1807, and a Fellow in 1810, Assistant Master at Eton 1814 1834, Head Master 1834 1853 and Provost 1853 until his death. He was Rector of Ewhurst in Sussex 1835 1853; Rector of Eton 1853 1854; and Vicar of Mapledurham in Oxfordshire from 1854 until his death. He wrote and had privately printed Il Trifoglio ovvero Scherzi Metrici d'un Inglese 1839 and other poems. He collected a large library he is said to have spent £40,000 on books which was sold by Sotheby Wilkinson & Hodge, Parts 1 and 2 on 1 July and 12 December 1853 and the remainder after his death 30 June 1862.

Library Auction Details: Sotheby Wilkinson & Hodge (1 July 1853,12 December 1853, 30 June 1862)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Hawkins, Edward Craven (1789 - 1862) (Stamp 1) Title: Hawtrey, Edward Craven (1789 - 1862) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Argent on a bend cotised sable three lions passant gardant crowned
Crest: A lion passant gardant
Dimensions (height x width): 37mm x 33mm
Heraldic Charges: bend cotised, on a, Heraldic Charges: lion passant gardant, Heraldic Charges: lions passant gardant (3)
Hawkins, Edward Craven (1789 - 1862) (Stamp 2) Title: Hawtrey, Edward Craven (1789 - 1862) (Stamp 2)
Crest: A lion passant gardant
Dimensions (height x width): 11mm x 15mm
Heraldic Charges: lion passant