Stokes, Henry Paine, 1849-1931 (antiquary)
Henry Paine Stokes (1849-1931) was born in Margate in 1849 and admitted in 1872 to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He graduated in 1875 and won the Harness Prize two years later. Further degrees were bestowed on him in the years that followed (M.A. and LL.M., 1878; LL.D., 1897; Litt.D., 1917) and he was made an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi in 1912. He married Sophie Emmeline, third daughter of C.B. Mander of Wolverhampton, in 1894. Stokes held the chaplancy of Corpus Christi (1875-1876), and was curate of St Paul's, Cambridge (1875-1876), Wyddial, Herts (1876-1881), St James's, Bristol (1881-1882), and St James's, Wolverhampton, (1882-1891), before he became vicar of St Paul's, Cambridge, in 1891. He stayed in this post until 1917, when he became Rector of Little Wilbraham, Cambridge. He was made Hon. Canon of Ely in 1917 and then Rural Dean of Quy (1922-1927). He also acted as President of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society between 1909 and 1911 and President of the Jewish Historical Society from 1914 to 1916. Stokes died on 16 June 1931. Stokes was an authority on the antiquities of the town of Cambridge and its University. His works include The history of Corpus Christi College, The Esquire Bedells, Studies in Anglo-Jewish history, The chaplains and the chapel of the University of Cambridge, and an Attempt to determine the chronological order of Shakespeare's plays.
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Antiquarian and research papers of Henry Paine Stokes, Edward Hailstone and George Forest Browne, in the form of notes, essays, lectures and letters mostly concerning Cambridge and the surrounding area.