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Beverley, Robert Mackenzie, 1798-1868 (author, magistrate and controversialist)



  • Existence: 1798 - 1868


Robert Mackenzie Beverley (1798-1868) was born at Beverley, Yorkshire. He attended Richmond School, and matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1816 (LL.B., 1821). Thereafter, he lived at Beverley, becoming a Justice of the Peace and Deputy-Lieutenant. In 1833 he published A letter to H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester, Chancellor, on the present corrupt state of the University, which received much criticism, including a rebuff from The Times. Beverley wrote on a range of other subjects, which were often of a controversial nature. He died at Scarborough on 3 November 1868.

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Robert Mackenzie Beverley: Correspondence regarding his Attack on Cambridge University

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4249
Scope and Contents

A series of letters written in connection with R.M. Beverley's attack on Cambridge University.Also includes newspapers cuttings. On a flyleaf is a list of contents and note of transfer to the Library.

Dates: 1834
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