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Sandars, Samuel, 1837-1894 (bibliographer and barrister)



  • Existence: 1837 - 1894


Samuel Sandars (1837-1894) was born on 25 April 1837 at Chelmsford, Essex. He attended Harrow, before matriculating at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1856 (B.A., 1860; M.A., 1863). He was admitted at the Inner Temple in 1859, and called to the bar in 1863. Sandars was J.P. for Buckinghamshire, and High Sheriff, 1894. He died on 15 June 1894, leaving £2,000 for the endowment of a Readership in Bibliography and Palaeography at Cambridge University, which was to bear his name. He also bequeathed a collection of books and manuscripts to the University Library.

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Samuel Sandars: Transcripts of original papers concerning the English Civil Wars

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.731
Scope and Contents Transcripts of original papers then in the possession of Robert Green of Scalby Hall, Yorkshire, and formerly belonging to Col. Thomas Sanders of Ireton and Caldwell, Derbyshire. Copies of correspondence between: Col. Thomas Sanders, Henry Archbold, Daniell Watson, Sir John Gell, Mr Fletcher, Robert Devereux, 3rd earl of Essex, Sir John Curzon, Joseph Swetman, Nathaniel Barton, Oliver Cromwell, Major Edward Smithe, Gervase Bennett, Edward Pri[t]chard, Robert Cachett, Col. Robert Swallowe,...
Dates: 1870
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