Geoffrey Grant Morris 54
- Born: 6 June 1888, 79 Elm Park Gardens, Chelsea, London 10,54,78
- Christened: 18 July 1888, St. Peter's Church, Cranley Gardens, South Kensington, London 78
- Marriage: Inda Mary Daphne Sedgwick in 1922 54
- Died: 20 June 1938 aged 50 13,54
From the Times, December 20, 1921
The engagement is announced of Geoffrey Grant Morris, Fellow and
Steward of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, elder son of Mr. and
Mrs. Percy Copeland Morris, of 79, Elm Park-gardens, S.W., and Daphne,
only daughter of the late Professor Adam Sedgwick and Mrs. Sedgwick,
of 10, Harrington Court, S.W.
From the Times, June 22, 1938
Mr. Geoffrey Grant Morris, who was formerly Fellow and Classical
Lecturer and Bursar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, died on
Monday at the age of 50 from pneumonia.
The son of the late Mr. P.C. Morris, L.L.M., he was born at Chelsea on
June 6, 1888. At Eton, where he ws in Mr. R.P.L. Booker's house, he
won the Newcastle Scholarship, was editor of the Eton College
Chronicle in 1907, and was captain of the Oppidans in 1906-7. From
school he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he was a
scholar. He had a brilliant career, gaining Browne medals for Greek
and Latin epigram in 1908-9, the Winchester Reading Prize in 1910, and
the Charles Oldham University Scholarship in 1911. He was also prox.
acc. for the Chancellor's medal in 1911. In 1909 he was placed in the
First Class of the Classical Tripos, Part I, Division I, and in 1911
in the First Class of the Classical Tripos, Part II. He was elected
to a Research Fellowship at Jesus in 1911 and held that for three
years. Debarred by his eyesight from military service, he then went
to Sherborne to teach the Classical Sixth Form. In 1919 he was
offered and accepted a Fellowship and Classical Lecturership at Corpus
Christi College, Cambridge. He became bursar in 1928. He was a
member of the Council of the Senate from 1922 to 1930. In December,
1934, he resigned his College offices, and his Fellowship expired
three years later.
Such is a brief outline of Morris's academic career. His interests
were, however, even more varied than this suggests. Until the
breakdown which led to his retiring from college work, he played a
considerable part in university affairs, as the principal organizer of
Conservative opinion alike for Parliamentary elections and in
university politics. For some years he took a great interest in
horse-racing and was almost as well known at Newmarket as in
Cambridge. It is, however, as the most loyal and affectionate of
friends and one of the kindest of men that Morris will chiefly be
remembered, and that by an extraordinary variety of men in many and
varied walks of life.
He married in 1922 Daphne, only daughter of the late Professor Adam
Sedgwick, and had two daughters.
There will be requiem Mass at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Cheyne
Roiw, to-morrow, at 10 a.m. The burial will take place afterwards at
Brookwood Cemetary at noon.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1911 in 79 Elm Park Gardens, Chelsea, London.
2. Resided: 30 June 1938, 6 Mallord Street, Chelsea, London. 13
3. He had an estate probated on 9 August 1938 in London. 13
Geoffrey married Inda Mary Daphne Sedgwick, daughter of Adam Sedgwick and Laura Helen Elizabeth Robinson, in 1922.54 (Inda Mary Daphne Sedgwick was born c 1898 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 10.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. They were engaged on 20 December 1921. 54