Irish texts available on CELT, edited by Whitley Stokes
Select bibliography of works of Stokes
1830 February 28: born in Dublin; educated St Columba's College,
taught by Denis Coffey, from Munster; through his father's interests
got to know John O'Donovan, George
Petrie and Eugene O'Curry.
1847: entered Trinity College Dublin, graduated B.A. in 1851.
1851 October 9: became student at Inner Temple; called to the
bar in 1855; practised in London until 1862 when he left for India
visiting Madras and Calcutta.
1859: published "Irish Glosses from a MS. in Trinity College,
1860: "A Treatise on the Liens of Legal Practitioners"
published; as was A Mediaeval Tract on Latin Declension,
with Examples explained in Latin and the Lorica of Gildas, with
the Gloss thereon and Glosses from the Book of Armagh by
the Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, for which he received
the gold medal of the Royal Irish Academy.
1861: "Powers of Attorney" published.
1862-1865: in India made secretary to the governor-general's legislative
council and then secretary to the legislative department.
1864: edited and translated the Cornish mystery "Gwreansan
Bys" (Creation of the World).
1865: married Mary Bazely by whom he had two sons and two daughters;
Hindu Law Books published in Madras.
1874: edited and translated "The Life of St. Meriasek".
1876: Middle Breton Hours published in Calcutta.
1877-1882: law member of the council of the governor-general.
1877: made C.SI.
1879: appointed president of the Indian law commission; made C.I.E.
1882: left India for London.
1884: married Elizabeth Temple (d.1901).
1887-1888: Anglo-Indian codes (two volumes) published, with supplements.
1909 April 13: died in London.
1910: his daughters present his library of Celtic volumes to University College, London.
Dictionary of National Biography
For an obituary of Whitley Stokes by Eleanor Knott, click here.