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Strype, John, 1643-1737 (ecclesiastical historian)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1643-1737

John Strype (1643-1737), ecclesiastical historian, was born in his family home in Strype's Yard, off Petticoat Lane, London. His education began at St. Paul's School and was completed at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA early in 1666. Strype was elected priest and curate of Low Leyton, Essex in 1669, and was instituted as vicar in 1674, a position he kept the rest of his life. His principal interests included collecting 16th-century family manuscripts and the composition of histories. His works included biographies of John Aylmer, Thomas Cranmer, Sir John Cheke, Edmund Grindal, and Matthew Parker, as well as historical items, including the Ecclesiastical Memorials (1721), Annals of the Reformation (1709-31), and the Survey of London (1720).

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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John Strype: Compositions in prose and verse, 'The Thankful Samaritan' (sermon on Luke xvii. 16), epitaph for James Bonnell

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.59a
Scope and Contents Compositions completed at St. Paul's School and at Cambridge, c. 1660-2. Incomplete copy of 'The Thankful Samaritan', c. 1710.
Dates: 1660-1710 (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 Strype: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.1-10
Scope and Contents Includes letters on ecclesiastical affairs in the mid- and late-sixteenth century, transcripts of Edwardian and Elizabethan documents and copies of material relating the the diocese of Chester and Lincoln.
Dates: 1643-1737
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 Strype: Letter to [?] Archer

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1357
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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

Miscellaneous collection of letters and other items

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.40
Scope and Contents Includes: letter from Roger Ascham to William Cecil, 9 Jan. 1548; copy letter from Samuel Ward to James Ussher, 24 May 1637; letters from Francis Standish, Thomas Hearne, Samuel Noyes and unidentified to Simon Patrick; letters from Edmund Symondes, John Ste[?], Sir William Denny, John Vincent, and William Burgess to Thomas Rogerson, 1619-62 and undated; 'The Conquest of China by the Tartars', 1 fo., c. 1690; letter from John Strype, with memorandum concerning the Hicks MSS. Aug. 1714; letter...
Dates: 1548-1714
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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Samuel Knight: biography of John Strype

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.59c
Scope and Contents Autograph.
Dates: 1740 (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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