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Samuel Sandars: Transcribed extracts from British Library manuscripts concerning the town and University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.729

Scope and Contents

Inside front cover, a note `Care has been taken not to copy any thing contained in MSS. Baker II, IV, VI, IX, X, XI, as transcripts of these volumes are already in Cambridge Unviersity Library'. [1] (fol.2) `Vetus liber Archdiaconi Eliensis', dealing with church furniture in Cambridge c.1276-1349, from Baker MS.3 (Harl.7030), p.507, a transcript of Caius College MS.204; in Latin. [2] (fol.16) Andrew Perne, order against playing football, 1580, from Baker MS.3, p.423. [3] (fol.17) Note of sermon preached by John Alcock, Bishop of Ely, 1st Sunday in Lent 1488, Baker S.6 (Harl.7033), p.62; in Latin. [4] (fol.18) Note on church of St. John Zachary, Cambridge, from MS.Cole 12, fol.258. [5] (fol.19) Richard Laughton, complaint to Vice-Chancellor, 3 JUL 1710, about a meeting in the Rose Tavern, from Add.MS. 18609, fol.182. [6] (fol.21) Copy of receipt for sum for payment to soldiers in Cambridge Castle from the committee for Huntingdonshire, signed by Thomas Buckley, 1 JUN 1646, from Add.MS. 5494, fol.163. [7] (fol.22) University of Cambridge: Graces, 1630-1648 (Bishop Kennett's collections) from Lansdowne MS.951. [8] (fol.23) University of Cambridge: description of foundation and privileges, abridged from Baker SS.21 (Harl.7048), p.533, where it is said to be printed 1572. It appears to consist of notes on John Caius, De antiquitate Cantabrigiensis Academiae, London, 1568 and 1574. [9] (fol.25) J.T. Mayne, Organs at Trinity and King's in 1858 (in Mayne's hand). [10] (fol.26) Note of new organ at St. John's College Chapel 12 May 1869 (in Sandars' hand). [11] (fol.27) Commission for mustering of Cambridgeshire: exemption of scholars of the University, 5 SEP 1641, from Baker MS.14 (Harl.7041). [12] (fol.29) John Adams, Vice-Chancellor: order for discommuning Richard Lindsey of Cambridge, 9 MAR 1712/3, from a printed broadside in Baker MS.14 (Harl.7041), p.322. [13] (fol.30) John North: note of dimensions of Trinity College Library, 10 JUL 1677, from Baker MS.22 (Harl.7049), p.582. [14] (fol.31v) `A few Bishops and other learned men of Cambridge University taken from the Heralds College by Mr. Worthington', transcribed from Baker MS.18 (Harl.7045). [15] (fol.33) Copy of letter from John Worthington to William Sancroft, (Archbishop of Canterbury), 1 JAN 1668/9, from Baker MS.18 (Harl. 7045). [16] (fol.38) Extracts from Cambridge Charter Book, c.1427, from MS.Cole 12, fol.18. [17] (fol.40) note by Sandars on the account of the tumult at Cambridge 1381 in MS.Arundel 350, fol.15. [18] (fol.41) Account of building of Great St. Mary's Church, from Baker MS.17 (Harl.7044), p.217 (in Latin and English). [19] (fol.47) Cambridge: list of guilds, tempore Edward I, from MS.Cotton Faustina C.III, p.485 (in Latin). [20] (fol.48) Estimate for spire of Great St. Mary's church, c.1593, from MS.Cotton Faustina C.III, p.487. [21] (fol.50) Note of Peterhouse MS.104. [22] (fol.51) Samuel Sandars: measurements of Great St. Mary's and Little St. Mary's taken 1866-8. [23] (fol.51v) John Hamond: Plan of Cambridge extracts, From Baker MS.22 (Harl.7049), pp.41-44 (in Latin). [24] (fol.60) Epitaphs in Great St. Mary's church of John Crane (d.1652), Mrs. Katharine Smythe (d.1613), from Harl. MS.7029, fol.60; of John Warren (d.1608), William Butler (d.1657) from MS.Cole 9, fol.61 (in Latin and English). [25] (fol.63) Thomas Tanner, Bishop of St. Asaph: Account of religious Houses, chiefly such as are in or near Cambridge, from Baker MS.21 (Harl.7048), p.67, copied by T. Baker from original MS. of T. Tanner lent to him and returned `with some improvements'. [26] (fol.69) List of the sequestrators appointed by Parliament, April 1643, for the estates of Royalists in Cambridgeshire, from MS.Cole 22, fol. 95v.


  • Creation: 1869


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Presented by Samuel Sandars of Trinity College, c. 1870.


[2] is printed in C.H. Cooper, Annals of Cambridge, ii, p.382; [5] is in Stryan Thirlby, University of Cambridge vindicated, London, 1710, p.21 [15] is in Diary & correspondence of Dr. John Worthington, ii, 2, ed. R.C. Christie for Chetham Society, 1886, pp.299-302 [18] is printed partly in John Lamb, Cambridge documents, p.7, partly in S. Sandars, Notes on the early history of Great St. Mary's (Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1868) [23] a copy of the original printed plan, which belonged to Thomas Baker, is in the Bodleian Library.
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