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Widdrington, Ralph, ? 1614-88 (scholar)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: ? 1614-88

Ralph Widdrington (d. 1688) was born at Stamfordham, Northumberland, the younger son of Lewis Widdrington, and brother of Sir Thomas Widdrington (d. 1664), Speaker of the House of Commons. He was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1635, and M.A. in 1639, and become a fellow. In 1647 he was appointed taxer of the university, and in 1650 public orator. He became regius professor of Greek at Cambridge in 1654. He was presented to the rectory of Thorp by the dean and chapter of Lincoln in February 1661, and became Lady Margaret's professor of divinity at Cambridge in March 1673. In December 1675 he was instituted to the rectory of Great Munden, Hertfordshire. He died on 10 June 1688. Many of Widdrington's Latin letters and copies of verses, published on official occasions between 1637 and 1685, were deposited in the various university collections.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Epistles and Orations

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4447
Scope and Contents Composed between 1656 and 1671, collected by an amanuensis.
Dates: 1685-1688
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

Ralph Widdrington: Epistolae Cantabrigienses

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6868
Scope and Contents Written in various hands, 70 folios: (fo. 2) title-page; (fo. 4) text of epistles. Among the addressees are Johann Hevelius; King Charles II; Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle; Edward, Earl of Clarendon; William, Duke of Newcastle; Prince Rupert; Tobias Rustat; Sir William Morice; Duke of Buckingham; Edward, Earl of Manchester; Humphrey, Bishop of London; Gilbert, Archbishop of Canterbury; Richard, Archbishop of York; Grand Duke of Tuscany; James, Duke of Monmouth; George Monk; Sir Thomas Hussey;...
Dates: 1650-1669
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

Ralph Widdrington: Letter to William Sancroft, 1656

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1486
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1656
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).

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