The son of Jules Bué, professor of French at Oxford and colleague of Lewis Carroll, Henri Bué was a distinguished linguist, language teacher and translator in his own right.
He taught at Merchant Taylors, Bradfield, and at Christ’s Hospital where he was Principal French Master. He was also French examiner at the University of London. He was particularly regarded for his scholarly texts on Racine’s Phedre and Banville’s Gringoire, but also found time for Carroll’s Alice.
He was born in Paris in 1843, became a naturalised Englishman and died in Worthing in 1929.
He was treasurer of the French-speaking London Lodge Loge La France No 2060 and a PGStB.