15 FEBRUARY 1930, Page 3

The Dean of Lincoln We regret to record the death

of Dr. T. C. Fry, the Dean of Lincoln, at the age of 83. Dr. Fry had been an extremely successful schoolmaster, having, for instance, brought the numbers of Berkhamsted School from 150 up to more than 500, and that without changing the traditions of the school or sensibly raising the fees. In 1910 he was appointed Dean of Lincoln by the Liberal Government, and when seven years ago it was discovered that Lincoln Cathedral was in danger of collapse and required a large sum for the necessary repairs, he devoted himself to the task of raising money. He made his appeal both in person and by letter, not only in this country but in others, notably in the United States. He raised nearly £100,000. There is no doubt that he overstrained his strength and shortened his life, but his passion for his beautiful Cathedral will have its harvest. It is inconceivable that the work so gallantly begun should not be triumphantly completed.

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