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HUMPHREYS, Edward Rupert, educator, born in England, 1 March, 1820. He wax educated at the University of Cambridge, studied medicine, and in 1844 was appointed to the directorship of education in Prince Edward island. He became head classical master of the Merchiston Castle academy, near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1848, and in 1849 was elected to a fellowship in the Educational institute of Scotland. In 1852 he was appointed head master of the ancient grammar school of Cheltenham, where he remained until 1859, and erected new buildings at his own expense. In 1854 he was made president of the College of preceptors, London, which office he resigned in 1859. Subsequently he came to this country, settling in Boston, Massachusetts, where he has been assistant editor of the "Boston Post," and principal of the Boston collegiate school, lte received the degree of LL.D. from King's university and King's college, Aberdeen. Scotland, in 1850. From 1861 till 1868 he contributed a series of articles to Moore's "Masonic Magazine," on the alleviation of war's necessary sufferings, which had much influence among Masonic soldiers. In addition to various educational works and text books, he is the author of "Lessons on the Liturgy of the Protestant Episcopal Church" (Boston, 1860)" and essays on the "Education of Military Officers" (1862), on the "Higher Education of Europe and America," and "America, Past, Present, and Prospective" (1870).
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