Arthur Napier

Arthur Sampson Napier (30 August 1853 - 10 May 1916) was a British academic.

He was Merton Professor of English Language and Literature, Oxford University from 1885 and also Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon since 1903. Napier was also a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford.

Arthur Napier was also an avid collector of the Oxford college stamp issues and gave talks and displays on this subject,he also wrote many articles for Gibbons Stamp Monthly on the College Stamp Issues. He was Vice President of the Oxford Philatelic Society from 1892 onwards.


A. M. Hughes, Oxford Philatelic Society: A History. Oxford: Oxford Philatelic Society, 2016, pp. 15, 17, 33, 51.

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