Moore, John, 1646-1714 (Bishop of Ely)
- Existence: 1646 - 1714
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 1 Collection or Record:
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.
- Subject: Libraries X