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Donne, John, 1572-1631 (poet and Church of England clergyman)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1572 - 1631

Biography

John Donne (1572-1631), poet and divine, was educated privately and at Hart Hall, Oxford, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1592. He was ordained priest and deacon in 1615, and that year became royal chaplain. In 1616 he was appointed Rector of Keyston, Huntingdonshire, and of Sevenoaks, Kent, and became divinity reader at Lincoln's Inn. Donne was Dean of St Paul's, London, 1621-1631. He died on 31 March 1631. William Strode (1602-1645), poet and dramatist, was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He became canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and Vicar of Blackbourton, Oxfordshire, in 1638, and was Vicar of Badby, Northamptonshire, 1639-1642. Strode wrote poems and a tragi-comedy, 'The floating island', which was acted before Charles I at Oxford in 1636. He died at Christ Church on 11 March 1645.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Correspondence regarding John Donne's Seal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5147
Scope and Contents 10 folios, including the following letters: (fo. 1) Augustus Jessopp to Francis Jenkinson, 20 August 1911; (fo. 2) Arthur William Crawley-Boevey to an unidentified recipient, 16 December 1895 (copy); (fo. 3) Brinsley Nicholson to Jessopp, 29 August 1891; (fo. 4) Nicholson to Jessopp, 15 September 1891; (fo. 5) John Jeremiah Daniell to an unidentified recipient, 12 June 1897; (fo. 6) Henry R. Merewether to an unidentified recipient, 5 June 1897; (fo. 7) Crawley-Boevey to Francis L.S....
Dates: 1891-1911
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 Donne and others: Sermons, etc.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8469
Scope and Contents

The volume contains 26 items, in different hands and on different sizes of paper, many anonymous. There are eight sermons by John Donne, and others by Thomas Moore and Josias Shute. There is also a Latin letter from Thomas Egerton to his father John, 1st Earl of Bridgewater, and some geographical material. The volume has the Bridgewater crest and the bookplate of the Bridgewater Library.

Dates: 1600-1640 (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 Donne and William Strode: Poems

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8470
Scope and Contents

A manuscript collection of poems mainly by John Donne and William Strode. On the flyleaf are the signatures of Edward Hyde (1607-1659) and Robert Walker. The volume has the bookplate of Baron Aston of Forfar. Many of the pages are unused.

Dates: 1635 (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 Donne: Poems and leaves

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8466-8468
Scope and Contents

Two leaves in Latin and two volumes in English

Dates: c 1620-1633
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 Donne: Poems, elegies and meditations

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.29
Dates: 1640 (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

Leaves signed by John Donne, 1623-1633

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8466
Scope and Contents

1. A leaf of eight lines, with an accompanying transcription. The leaf is signed 'Joannes Donne: ibidem Decanus. Sept. 27. 1623', and relates to John Donne, Dean of St Paul's.

2. A leaf from the Album Amicorum of Michael Corvinus. There is writing on the reverse in another hand, signed 'Johannes Donne 5 Octobr. 1633'. This relates to a different John Donne, possibly the Dean of Sion College. There are three accompanying pieces of related correspondence, 1939 and 1953.

Dates: 1623-1633
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).
 File

Poems, 1620 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8467
Scope and Contents

Manuscript poems in English, c. 1620, with an index. The poems were possibly written by the amanuensis of Henry Percy, 9th Duke of Northumberland (1564-1632), Donne's friend and probably the former owner of the volume.

Dates: 1620 (Circa)
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).
 File

Poems, 1632 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8468
Scope and Contents

Manuscript poems in English with the signature on the flyleaf, 'Nar. Luttrell His Book 1680'. The volume includes Donne's epitaph, a poem addressed to him by his son, and other pieces. It is accompanied by related letters addressed to Geoffrey Keynes, c. 1950-1970.

Dates: 1632 (Circa)
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

Poems of John Donne

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5778
Scope and Contents

A collection of poems of John Donne. Also includes other poems by Francis Bacon, Thomas Carew, Francis Beaumont and Sir Henry Wotton transcribed at a similar date. The manuscript is sometimes referred to as the 'Cambridge Balam' manuscript.

Dates: 1630 (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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