George Frederic Warner
Sir George Frederic Warner (1845-1936), archivist. In 1871, he joined the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum, where he served for forty years: becoming Assistant Keeper in 1888, and Keeper and Egerton Librarian in 1904. His special interests were in palaeography and illuminated manuscripts. Warner's most important scholarly studies were about the travels of Sir John Mandeville The Buke of John Maundeuill (1889), and The Libelle of Englyshe Polycye (1926). He lived at 'Rowanhurst', Mayfield Road, Weybridge, where he died.