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Everard : photocopies of letters to his family

 Management Group
Reference Code: GBR/0273/EVERARD

Scope and Contents

Letters to Edward Everard senior are mostly endorsed by him with dates of sending and of receipt.


  • 1745-08-29 - 1757-12-06

Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Everard, born in 1736, son of Edward Everard, merchant, of King's Lynn, Norfolk and grandson of James Everard, B.A. from Christ's College, 1691/2, and Vicar of Middleton, Norfolk, from 1721 to his death in 1722, and nephew of the Rev. William Everard, M.A. of Queens', 1728 and B.D. 1737, Fellow 1730-46, V. of St Botolph's, Cambridge, 1732, R. of Walpole St Peter, Norfolk, 1743-80 and R. of Middleton, Norfolk, where he was buried in April 1780, was educated at Bury St Edmunds Grammar School and admitted to Peterhouse, after the usual examination, on 27 March 1754 as a pensioner under Charles Stuart, Fellow since 1740, and Daniel Longmire, Fellow since 1752. He was elected to a Cosin scholarship on 15 October 1754 and died of consumption on 4 July 1758.


1 envelope(s) : Paper

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Former / Other Reference

MS 966

Immediate Source of Acquisition

According to the list made by H. Everard on 21 March 1908 the letters were 'given by Mrs Everard Hutton to my cousin Henry Everard of King's Lynn; on his death his sister, Harriet, became possessed of them and on her decease at Exeter Eleanor gave them to Mr Hugh Everard' [conceivably Charles Hugh Everard, c. 1847-1926, of Norfolk, Assistant Master at Eton, 1871-93]. A letter with the signature cut off, dated 26 November 1989 to 'Derrick' [probably Derrick J. Muggleton, a member of the Cambridge Philatelic Society and author of "A postal history of Cambridge" (1970)] says that the writer has been approached by 'an elderly Island widow' with no immediate living family who would like to sell the correspondence. The interest for the writer and recipient of the letter is clearly in the postmarks as is further evidenced by a typescript list of them as items 552 to 573 in an extract from an undated auction catalogue. The photocopies were presented to Peterhouse Library by Dr Richard Anthony Crowther (1942- ), Fellow of Peterhouse, in January 1993. See these items at EVERARD 24 below.

Existence and Location of Originals

The originals were sold at auction and are poissibly widely dispersed.


There is a brief account of the correspondence by Dr Richard Anthony Crowther in the Peterhouse Record for 1990-93, pp. 24-5


Everard, Benjamin

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Repository Details

Part of the Peterhouse (Ward) Library Repository

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