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John W. Hales

John W. Hales

John Wesley Hales (Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, Oct. 5, 1836-London, May 19, 1914), was a British scholar and man of letters.

John Wesley Hales was educated at Louth grammar school, Glasgow High School, Durham grammar school, Glasgow University and Christ's College, Cambridge, which elected him to a fellowship. He was for some time an assistant master at Marlborough College under George Granville Bradley, as well as examiner at King's College London, and the universities of Wales, New Zealan and Cambridge, and from 1889-93 Clark lecturer on English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge. Until 1903, when he retired, he was professor of English literature at King's College, London.

In May 1901 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. He married Henrietta Trafford, daughter of judge Richard Leigh Trafford and Eliza Frances Tarleton, in 1867.

Hales published 109 works in 300 publications in 5 languages.