Thomas, Edward Joseph


Student United College 1896-1897 Hon. Gk.; Hon. Lat.; Math.; Mod. Gk. 1897-1898 Hon. Gk.; Hon. Lat.; Mod. Gk. 1898-1899 M. Phil.; Hon. Gk. 1899-1900 Hon. Engl.; Hon. Hist. Berry bursar, 1896. M.A. 2.4.1901 1st cl. hons. Classics.

D.Litt. 12.7.1921.

Presented 256 books to the University Library in April 1956.


Born c. 1869 son of John Thomas, gardener, Thornhill Rectory near Wakefield and Sarah Lavington.


Also at Oxford and Cambridge Universities - Matriculated 1903, B.A. 1905, M.A. 1910. Oxford University, Cambridge University]

Under gardener to his father for 10 years followed by a year at Kew.

Schoolmaster Andover. [Teacher]

Under-librarian Cambridge University from 1909.

Published many works on Buddhism and other topics.


Died at Cambridge 11.2.1958 aged 88.


  • UYUC400:4 &12.10.1896
  • Thackray in Old West Riding 11 1991 27 - 31
  • Emmanuel College Mag. 1857/58
  • Staff Bulletin, Cambridge University Library, October 1984