Robert Fitzgerald Maynard (1844-1908) was born at Holmwood in June 1844, and educated privately. He matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1863 (B.A., 1867; M.A., 1870), and was ordained deacon, 1867, and priest, 1868. He was curate of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, 1867-1869, Bathford, Somerset, 1869-1871, and Emsworth, Hampshire, 1871-1875, and Vicar of Catherington, Hampshire, 1877-1908. He died on 20 May 1908.
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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7878
Scope and Contents
The volume begins with two long manuscript poems: 'Reminiscences of the life of Robert Maynard' (1879) and 'Whittlesford, a poem in five sections, or flights, by an old inhabitant' (1880). These are followed by a number of shorter manuscript and printed poems: 'Ninewells' (undated); 'The recitation of the Old Monarch Oak at the Whittlesford Working Men's Hall November 21st 1866'; 'In memoriam' (1857), written in honour of Mary Maynard (d. 1856); 'The Grantchester fire' (1867); 'The field of...
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