Compton, Lord Alwyne Frederick, 1825-1906 (Bishop of Ely)
Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton (1825-1906), Bishop of Ely
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence from Lord Alwyne Compton, Bishop of Ely, to John Willis Clark, 1 June 1889-31 Mar. 1897
Letters mostly to Clark, with some to his wife Frances Clark (d.1908), Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and others, mainly routine in nature, and collected for their autograph value. Another volume, containing letters of scientists, was not acquired. The original numbering in each volume has been retained; in this catalogue the letters are grouped by subject.
Letter to Porter from Lord Alwyne Compton, Ely, 16 Feb. 1887
Most of the letters are replies to appeals by Porter for contributions to a memorial to Henry Fawcett and the cost of portraits of the seventh Duke of Devonshire, J.B. Lightfoot and B.F. Westcott; or replies to his invitations to a dinner in honour of recipients of honorary degrees (1883), and the celebration of the six hundredth anniversary of the foundation of Peterhouse (1884); or concern an address of support from members of Senate to the Liberal Unionist leadership (1887).