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Collections relating to Ely Cathedral, Samuel Knight

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.49

Scope and Contents

Includes: Samuel Knight, 'History of the Church of Ely from the Foundation', unpublished; copy of Anthony Walker, 'A Brief Description of the Life and Death of Mr John Bois BD.', printed in Peck, Desiderata Curiosa, London 1779, pp.326-42; copies of wills of Sir James Hall (d.1557), Laurence Mopted (d.1557), John Mere (d.1558), John Fuller (d.1558), John Atkinson (d.1558), Richard Edyll (d.1559), Henry Walker (d.1564), Robert Beaumont (d.1567), Edward Buckenham (d.1568), Nicholas Carr (d.1568), Mrs Joan Butler (d.1569), Thomas Ibbott (d.1579); copy of Humphrey Gower, 'Answer to Dean Spencer's Book', unpublished; notes on the manor of Downham, Cambs.


  • circa 1730


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0.01 cubic metre(s)

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Custodial History

After Knight's death in 1746, the MS. descended to John Percy Baumgartner of Milton, Cambs., who left it to the library in 1861.

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Repository Details

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