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Miscellaneous collection of documents chiefly relating to the Cathedral and Diocese of Ely, and to the University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.41

Scope and Contents

Compiled by Samuel Knight DD. Includes statutes, copies of surveys, rentals, plans, notes on Robert Grossteste, charters, list of churches, biographical notes and lists of members of the church, notes on tenants and rents, testimonials to college figures, wills relating to College benefactions, orations, speeches to University of Cambridge Senate, lists of College fellows, copies of decrees relating to University of Cambridge.


  • Creation: 1317-1730 (Circa)

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1 archive box(es) (1 box paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Belonged to Samuel Knight DD, prebend of Ely and rector of Bluntisham, Hunts. After Knight's death in 1746, the MS. descended to John Percy Baumgartner of Milton, Cambs., who presented it to the Library in 1861.

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