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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII THE UNIVERSITY COMMISSIONS It was perhaps natural that after so long a reign as that of Dr. Routh, and at a time so critical as that at which it closed, the election of his successor should be a somewhat intricate matter of College politics. It took place on Janury 5, 1855, and in the first "scrutiny" nine candidates were named. Three more "scrutinies" were needed before two candidates obtained the required majority of votes, and the final voting by the thirteen seniors could take place. It resulted in the election of the one candidate who had had a clear majority in all the earlier "scrutinies." f Frederic Bulley, who was thus chosen to guide the College in what most of its members probably regarded as a dangerous time, had been elected Demy nearly thirty years before at the age of fourteen, had taken his degree four years later, and become Fellow in 1832. Since that time he had held all the College offices, and for about twelve years before his election as President This large number was due, no doubt, to the distribution of the second votes; only three appear to have been practically regarded as candidates for election. See Bloxam, Register, vii. 2g6. t The other two serious candidates (Andrew Edwards, Fellow 1826, and Henry Harris, Fellow 1850, the Vice-President of the time) were nearly equal at the first two "scrutinies." The former was the second candidate selected. he had acted as Tutor of the College. In the discussions relating to the University Commission and to the reform of the College he had supported the policy of making such changes only in the existing system as might be in accordance with the Statutes, and of refraining from seeking for the alteration of the Founder's code. In his views as to the extent...
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