began a close academic and personal relationship with Cambridge
classical scholar R. A. Neil
. Her later companion Hope Mirrlees
suggested that at the time of Neil's death in 1901 these two were engaged.
Robinson, Annabel. The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison. Oxford University Press, 2001.
Family and Intimate relationships
Jane Ellen Harrison
Apart from R. A. Neil
, to whom Hope Mirrlees said she was engaged, Harrison was particularly close, in an emotional although a non-sexual way, to some of her other scholarly colleagues, Gilbert Murray