George Edward Lynch Cotton

Cotton, George Edward Lynch, 1813–66, English clergyman and educator, grad. Trinity College, Cambridge, 1836. From 1837 until 1852 he was an assistant master at Rugby and is the "young master" in Thomas Hughes's Tom Brown's School Days. He later became (1852) headmaster of Marlborough College and after 1858 served as bishop of Calcutta (now Kolkata), where he did extensive missionary work and established numerous schools for Eurasian children.

See memoir by his wife (1871).

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