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Watson, Richard, 1737-1816 (Bishop of Llandaff)

 Person

Biography

Richard Watson (1737-1816) was born at Heversham, Westmorland, in August 1737. He was educated in Heversham, before becoming a sizar at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1754, then scholar, 1757 (B.A., 1759; M.A., 1762; D.D., 1771). He became a fellow in 1760, and professor of chemistry in 1764. In 1771 he was appointed regius professor of divinity. Watson was made a prebendary of Ely in 1774, and archdeacon, 1779-1782. He was rector of Northwold, 1779-1781, and of Knaptoft, 1781, before becoming bishop of Llandaff in 1782. He died at Calgarth Park on 4 July 1816.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Letter from R.C. Trench to Richard Watson, 29 Nov. 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6008/144a
Dates: 29 Nov. 1856
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 File

Richard Watson: Notes of lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5047
Scope and Contents

184 folios. Includes: (fo. 2) title page; (fo. 2v) rough notes; (fo. 3) notes by Richard Watson of lectures given by Gerras Holmes on natural philosophy; (fo. 66) notes by Watson of lectures by Holmes on optics; (fo. 134) notes by Watson of lectures by Holmes on hydrostatics; (fo. 180v) 'Lectures read by Mr. Holmes of Emanuel College in Cambridge', 'Cambridge 31' and scribblings; (fo. 184) 'twells Pigott Pigott Burslem Twells'.

Dates: 1755 (Circa)
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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