History of the College of St John the Evangelist, Cambridge

History of the College of St John the Evangelist, Cambridge

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Thomas Baker (1656–1740) spent most of his long life at St John's College, Cambridge pursuing historical research. He was also an avid book collector, and bequeathed his valuable library to the college. His writings included a history of the college, which was edited by John Mayor and published in 1869. Volume 2, to which Mayor made a substantial contribution in his own right, is devoted to the Masters of the college between 1511 and 1840, and includes short biographies and anecdotes about their lives at Cambridge. It describes visits by royalty, disputes with the authorities, appeals against elections, details of salaries, and more domestic matters such as policies on tobacco-smoking and the production of plays in the library. It makes fascinating reading for those interested in Cambridge, the history of education and the lives of these distinguished scholars and the society in which they moved.

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ISBN-13: 9781108003681
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/20/2009
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Cambridge Series
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 1.57(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introductory material; 2. Robert Shorton; 3. Alan Percy; 4. Nicholas Metcalfe; 5 George Day; 6. John Tayler; 7. William Bill; 8. Thomas Leaver; 9. Thomas Watson; 10. George Bullock; 11. James Pilkington; 12. Leonard Pilkington; 13. Richard Longeworth; 14. Nicholas Shepherd; 15. John Still; 16. Richard Howland; 17. William Whitaker; 18. Richard Clayton; 19. Owen Gwyn; 20. William Beale; 21. John Arrowsmith; 22. Anthony Tuckney; 23. Peter Gunning; 24. Francis Turner; 25. Humphrey Gower; 26. Robert Jenkin; 27. Robert Lambert; 28. John Newcome; 29. William Samuel Powell; 30. John Chevalier; 31. William Craven; 32. James Wood; 33. Ralph Tatham; Index.

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