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Moore, John, 1646-1714 (Bishop of Ely)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1646 - 1714

Biography

John Moore (1646-1714), bishop of Ely, was bishop of Norwich and then Ely. His library contained 29,000 books and 1,790 manuscripts at his death, and was famous throughout Europe. The library was sold to George I in 1714, who gave it Cambridge University, following the intervention of Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Address to Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6211
Scope and Contents

An address by the University of Cambridge to Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend, thanking him for his part in securing Bishop Moore's library for the University, 1715. There is a draft of Townshend's reply, an account of the expenses of foreign ministers of the British Crown, 1741, and an address from the University of Louvain to the University of Cambridge, 1919.

Dates: 1715-1919
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 Mansell: Letter to John Moore, Bishop of Ely, 1696

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/934
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1696
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

John Moore: Correspondence to Viscount Townshend, 1705

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/977-978
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1705
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

Treasury Order for the purchase of Bishop John Moore's Library

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4357
Scope and Contents Order of the Treasury Commissioners for the payment of £6400 to Samuel Clarke, D.D., executor of John Moore, bishop of Ely, for the purchase of Bishop Moore's library, 24 October 1715, signed by Sir R. Walpole, Earl of Orford, D. Finch, Earl of Winchilsea, and T. Newport, Lord Torrington, 2 folios. The order is endorsed by the Earl of Denbigh and the Earl of Halifax. On fo. 1v is the receipt signed by Samuel Clarke, 9 November 1715, and witnessed by William Ireland. The order is accompanied...
Dates: 1715-1905
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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