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Documents relating to the commemoration of Cambridge University and college benefactors

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.47

Scope and Contents

Includes: 'Commemoratio Benefactorum in alma Universitate Cantabrigiae ...'; extracts from deed drawn up between the University and executors of John Mere, 1 Mar. 1559; Matthew Stokys: brief of his legacies to the University; Queens' College: 'series Fundationis ex antiquissimis eiusdem Collegii Monumentis collecta 1616', with additions in English in another hand. fos. 1 and 28v: blank.


  • Creation: 1675 (Circa)

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1 volume(s) (1 volume 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.


'Commemoratio Benefactorum in alma Universitate Cantabrigiae ...', printed in J. Heywood and T. Wright, Cambridge University Transactions, vol. 2, London, 1854, pp. 430-7. extracts from deed drawn up between the University and executors of John Mere, 1 Mar. 1559, printed in J. W. Clark, Endowments of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 1904, p. 20. Also see C. H. Cooper, Annals of Cambridge, vol. 2, pp. 508-10; Queens' College
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