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Edgar Alfred Bowring (1826–1911) was a British translator, author and civil servant, serving as librarian and registrar to the Board of Trade (1848 - 1863), secretary to the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and Liberal Member of Parliament for Exeter (1868 - 1874).[1]

He was the youngest son of Sir John Bowring, and brother of John Charles Bowring and Lewin Bentham Bowring.



  • Free Trade and Its So-Called Sophisms: A Reply to 'Sophisms of Free Trade, etc., Examined by a Barrister' with Lord Vere Henry Hobart (1850)
  • The Most Holy Book of Psalms Literally Rendered Into English Verse, According to the Prayer Book Version (1858)


  • The Poems of Schiller (1851)
  • The Poems of Goethe (1853)
  • The Poems of Heine Complete (1861)
  • The Works of Frederick Schiller, vol. 5: the poems of Schiller (1875)
  • The Tragedies of Vittorio Alfieri (1876)
  • The dramatic works of J. W. Goethe, translated from the German with Sir Walter Scott, and Anna Swanwick and others (1880)


  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 126. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.  

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Coleridge
The Viscount Courtenay
Member of Parliament for Exeter
With: John Coleridge 1868–1873
Arthur Mills 1873–1874
Succeeded by
Arthur Mills
John George Johnson


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