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Richard Runciman Terry

TERRY, (Sir) Richard Runciman. b. Ellington, Northumberland, 3 January 1864; d. Kensington, London, 18 April 1938. Educated at various schools in South Shields, Co. Durham, St Albans and London, Terry then spent a year at Oxford (1887-88) and two years at Cambridge (1888-90), where he went as a non-collegiate student but became a choral scholar at King’s College under A.H. Mann*, whose work greatly impressed him. Leaving without a degree, he taught at Elstow School, Bedfordshire, before being appointed organist of St John’s Cathedral, Antigua (1892-93). Returning to England after contracting malaria, he became a Roman Catholic in 1896, and taught at the Benedictine foundation of Downside...

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