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French, William, 1786-1849 (college head and mathematician)



William French (1786-1849), Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1820-1849, and Canon of Ely, 1831-1849; mathematician, and translator of the Psalms and Proverbs.

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William French: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8805
Scope and Contents

Thirty-five letters, mostly to French, including letters of support for his committee to elect Lord Lyndhurst as High Steward (1840), thanks for copies of his translation of the Psalms and replies to invitations to Installations of Chancellors.

Dates: 1820-1847
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