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Clark, John Willis, 1833-1910 (Cambridge University registrary)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1833 - 1910

Biography

John Willis Clark (1833-1910), Cambridge University Registrary, was born in Cambridge on 24 June 1833, the son of Dr William Clark, professor of anatomy at the university, and the nephew of Professor Robert Willis. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1856), and became a fellow in 1858. He was superintendent of the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, 1866-1891, and registrar of Cambridge University, 1891-1910. On his death in 1875 Professor Willis bequeathed his unfinished manuscript of the 'Architectural History of the University of Cambridge' to Clark, who completed the work on the book, and oversaw its publication (4 volumes, Cambridge, 1886). He died in Cambridge on 10 October 1910.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

John Willis Clark: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8952-8955
Scope and Contents

Letters mostly to Clark, with some to his wife Frances Clark (d.1908), Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and others, mainly routine in nature, and collected for their autograph value. Another volume, containing letters of scientists, was not acquired. The original numbering in each volume has been retained; in this catalogue the letters are grouped by subject.

Dates: 1840-1912 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

John Willis Clark: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5063, 5065-70, 5072-3, 5076-7
Scope and Contents

Notes, extracts, transcripts and other material concerning architecture, history and other subjects, much of it compiled in preparation for published works, including Robert Willis, Architectural history of the University of Cambridge,mostly concerning Cambridge and its university. Many of the documents have supporting correspondence.

Dates: 1854-1881 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

John Willis Clark: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5083-97, 5103-18, 5122, 5123, 6373
Scope and Contents

Notes, extracts, transcripts and other material concerning architecture, history, book-care and other subjects, much of it compiled in preparation for published works, and concerning Cambridge and its university. Many of the documents have supporting correspondence.

Dates: 1850-1909
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Robert Willis: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5071, 5074, 5075, 5078-5082
Scope and Contents

Papers concerning Willis's book; The architectural history of the University of Cambridge and of the colleges of Cambridge and Eton. The writer or compiler is Willis unless otherwise indicated.

Dates: 1880 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

St Mark's Convent, Florence: Library Catalogue

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5988
Scope and Contents

'Repertorium sive index librorum latine et grece bibliothece Conventus Sancti Marci de Florentia ordinis Predicatorum', transcribed for J.W. Clark from the original catalogue in the State Archives, Modena, 64 folios. Attached to a fly-leaf are letters from G. Jervis to J.W. Clark, 14 June 1898 and 13 and 27 August 1898. Inside the front cover is the following note: 'To be given to the University Library, after Dr. M.R. James has made whatever use of it he pleases J.W. Clark 29 Aug. 1898'.

Dates: 1898 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Tripos verses

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3873
Scope and Contents 44 sets of Latin verses, circulated when an act for degree was kept, written in various hands. Nos 1-14 are dated 1575-1584. The following are endorsed: 'Carmina bach. tripodis 17o f[eb.] primo die quadragesime 1579 secundum compotum ecclesie Anglie' [3]; 'Carmina patris viz magistri Hutchynson in ultimo actu scilicet 17 Martii 1579 secundum compu[tum...]' [4]; 'Carmina patris die comitiorum quadragesime 1581' [7]; 'primo die Quadragesime 1582 secundum computum ecclesie etc. D. Palmer Tri.'...
Dates: 1575-1590 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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