Christopher Henry Oldham Scaife (1900-1988) was educated in London and Oxford (England). He taught at the Department of English Language and Literature of the University of Cairo (Fuad I University of Cairo) and at the American University of Beirut. He also served as advisor on educational matters to the government of Iraq. He published collections of poems and translated works by C. P. Cavafy, whom he met through E. M. Forster. He died in Italy.