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Alabaster, William, 1568-1640 (Church of England clergyman and writer)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Letter from William Alabaster to William Oughtred, 27 August 1633

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/2-3
Scope and Contents From the File:

This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.

Dates: 27 August 1633
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at

Two Latin plays, Late sixteenth or early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.02.09
Scope and Contents

(1) ‘Roxana, tragœdia’ by William Alabaster; the play was acted at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1590; (2) ‘Pastor Fidus, tragi-comœdia’; the play was acted at King’s College, Cambridge.

Dates: Late sixteenth or early seventeenth century
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