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Charles John Vaughan Vanity Fair Print 1872



Charles John Vaughan Vanity Fair Print 1872

Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: Nolo Episcopari

He was born in Leicester, the second son of the Revd Edward Thomas Vaughan, vicar of St Martin’s, Leicester. He was educated at Rugby School and Cambridge, where he was bracketed senior classic with Lord Lyttelton in 1838. In 1839 he was elected fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and for a short time studied law. He took orders in 1841, and became vicar of St Martin’s, Leicester. Three years later he was elected headmaster of Harrow School. He resigned the headship in 1859 and accepted the bishopric of Rochester, but afterwards withdrew his acceptance. In 1860 he was appointed vicar of Doncaster. He was appointed Master of the Temple in 1869, and Dean of Llandaff in 1879, a post he held until his death. In 1894 he was elected president of University College, Cardiff, in recognition of the prominent part he took in its foundation.

Vaughan was a well-known Broad Churchman, an eloquent preacher and an able writer on theological subjects, his numerous works including lectures, commentaries and sermons. His greatest contribution to the Church of England was the help he gave to over 400 graduates preparing themselves for Ordination. These men became known as ‘Vaughan’s doves’. Eighteen of them became Bishops, and two of them Archbishops. ref Trevor Park’s biography of Vaughan published in 2014 ‘Nolo Episcopari’ ISBN 978-0-9508325-4-8

Vaughan wrote the first published New Testament commentary that utilized the scholarship of Brooke Foss Westcott and Fenton Hort. In his 1859 book St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans: with notes Vaughan thanked Westcott for allowing him to use the text being prepared for the new recension.

He died in 1897 in the Llandaff deanery and was buried within the cathedral grounds. He had married in 1850 Catherine Maria Stanley, youngest daughter of Edward Stanley, Bishop of Norwich.

Published: 24-Aug-1872 Signed by: Unsigned . Dimensions approximately 23cm x 35cm.

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