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Cooper, Charles Henry, 1808-1866 (antiquary)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1808 - 1866

Biography

Charles Henry Cooper (1808-66), solicitor, biographer and antiquary, was Coroner of Cambridge, 1836-49, and Town Clerk, 1849-66. He wrote widely on the history and topography of Cambridge and the biography of distinguished members of the University. His chief works were: (anonymously) A new guide to the University and Town of Cambridge (1831); Annals of Cambridge (1842-53, the final part published by his son John in 1908, with additions, corrections and index); and Athenae Cantabrigienses (1858-61), compiled jointly with his son Thompson Cooper, memoirs of worthy members of the University from 1500-1609. A continuation of the work to 1611 was published from Cooper's notes in 1913. His final work was The memorials of Cambridge (1858-66). Cooper contributed frequently to the Gentleman's Magazine, Notes and Queries, the local press and antiquarian proceedings in London and Cambridge

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

C. H. Cooper: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7512
Scope and Contents

Papers relating mostly to Cambridge and Cambridgeshire history. Also includes correspondence.

Dates: 1501-1900 (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).
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

C.H. Cooper: Cambridge biographical papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9474
Scope and Contents

C.H. Cooper's working notes on members of the University, mostly written on the back of posters and notices relating to Cooper's work as Town Clerk, c.1850-66. A detailed list is available at the desk

Dates: 1850 (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).
 Series

Letter from C.H. Cooper to W.G. Searle, 26 Nov. 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6008/12
Dates: 26 Nov. 1856
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).
 Series

Letter from C.H. Cooper to W.G. Searle, 11 Dec. 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6008/13
Dates: 11 Dec. 1856
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).
 Series

Letter from C.H. Cooper to W.G. Searle, 20 Apr. 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6008/14
Dates: 20 Apr. 1857
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).
 Series

Letter to Gentleman's Magazine., 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8591/4
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Booksellers' correspondence collected from various sources, including many letters to John Bowyer Nichols (1779-1863) and his son John Gough Nichols (1806-73), booksellers and publishers, both concerned with the Gentleman's Magazine. Other letters are addressed to the firm of Cadell & Davies.

Dates: 1845
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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