RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 1048b
Extentxiv, 370 pp.
Datelate 17th century
DescriptionCollection relating to the history of Cambridge University.

pp. i-xiv. Flyleaves, with a list of contents in the hand of Andrew Coltee Ducarel, Lambeth Librarian.

pp. 1-184. 'Fundationes Collegiorum in Acad. Cant. cum nominibus magistrorum qui singulis Coll. praefuerunt a prima origine ad an. 1572 per Matt. Parker Arc. Cant., inde ad ff. Paschal (vel circiter) an. 1621 per Ric. Parker Coll. Caio-Gon. soc., indeque ad cal. Jan. an. 1653 continuat. per Tho. Martin, exinde porro continuando quousque vitam Deus dederit, sic M. Qui ex eius exemplari ista transcripsit, J. L. non pauca addidit m. Junio 1680...'. c. 1680-84. Richard Parker's account of the Colleges is published in 'The history and antiquities of the University of Cambridge' (London, 1721).
pp. 185-210. Notes concerning the whereabouts of universities in Europe. n.d.
p. 211. A heading: 'Sect. 3a. De antiquioribus Academiae Rectoribus sive Cancellariis ... annum domini 1500'.
pp. 213-216. An extract concerning the 'magister glomerie', responsible for teaching grammar at Cambridge, from the statutes for the Orator, 1522 'ex libro D. Matthei Cant' [Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury].
pp. 217-228. Pages torn out.
pp. 229-232. Extract from Lancelot Andrewes, 'Tortura Torti sive ad Matthaei Torti librum responsio' (London, 1609).
pp. 233-234. Blank.
pp. 235-249. 'Sect. 7a. De Cancellariis singulis Academiae Cantabrig. ab anno 1500 usque ad ... 1647...'. Including (pp. 238-9) text of the appointment of Oliver St. John, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, by the Committee for the Reformation of the Universities, 27 Nov. 1651.
pp. 250-251. Part of a dialogue between T. H. and 'Theoph.' concerning metaphysics, physics, optics etc. Further pages (pp. 252-256) have been torn out.
pp. 257-324. 'De publicis professoribus et oratoribus Academiae...'. Interspersed are accounts of the visits of Elizabeth I to Cambridge in 1571 and to Oxford in 1566.
pp. 311-318. Lists of pro chancellors and proctors 1454-1499.
pp. 319-320. Copy of a letter of thanks to Sir Thomas Adams (1586-1668) from Henry Smith, pro chancellor, and others, on his endowment of a chair of Arabic. 9 May 1636.
pp. 321-323. List of masters of Colleges ejected in 1644 and 1645 and their replacements.
pp. 325-343. Catalogue of the wardens and fellows of Eton College, to 1684. In the same hand as pp. 1-184.
pp. 344-370. Blank.
Added in another hand on blank spaces are parts of a dialogue in English between 'T. H'. [? Thomas Hobbes]and 'Theoph.' concerning physics, metaphysics, optics etc., referring to the work of Descartes and Hooke (pp. 250-6 [pp. 252-6 torn out], 264, 266-9, 275, 279-80, 282-4, 288, 290-1, 294-5, 297-301 [pp. 297-300 torn out], 306-309, 324).
LanguageEnglish and Latin
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2013.
PhysicalDescriptionQuarter leather binding, with boards covered in marbled paper, 225 x 170 mm. 20th cent.
Paper leaves.
CustodialHistoryRecorded by Andrew Coltee Ducarel in a list of uncatalogued manuscripts at Lambeth in 1759 (MS. 1998, f. 6r).
RelatedMaterialMSS. 769-770, 785, 805 and 1048b (collections concerning Cambridge University) were in common ownership, with hands in common. In particular the hand in MS. 1048b pp. 1-184, 325-343 is found throughout MSS. 769-770. Another hand in MS. 1048b (eg. at pp. 311-8) is found in MS. 785. All of these were owned by Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, as was MS. 831, a further miscellany concerning Cambridge University.

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