Richard Williamson was born at Campton, Bedfordshire, on 25 November 1802, the son of the Revd Edmund Williamson. He was educated at Wesminister School, before matriculating at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1821 (B.A., 1825; M.A., 1828; D.D., 1835), where he became a fellow in 1827. He was admitted at the Inner Temple in 1827, and was ordained deacon in 1828, and priest in 1829. He was headmaster of Westminster School, 1828-1846; rector of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, 1844-1850; and vicar of Pershore, Worcestershire, 1850-1865.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5979
Scope and Contents
A classics notebook compiled apparently by Richard Williamson, 231 folios. There are loose sheets in the volume from a printed work, one of which has the manuscript note 'Mr. E.R. Williamson. To the care of Revd. D. Williamson Deans Yard Westminster'. According to a list of contents and subject index on folios ii-iv, the book is divided into three sections, 'geography and places', 'philosophy and persons' and 'antiquities and things', which, however, are intermingled in the text. On fos...
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 email@example.com. 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).