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Revd. J.W. Whittaker: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8194

Scope and Contents

The following letters were mostly written by two of Whittaker's Cambridge friends: Thomas Greenwood, a fellow-Johnian, who was called to the bar (1817) and became reader in history at the University of Durham (1833); and William Whewell, afterwards Master of Trinity. There are also four letters from Greenwood's brother Charles, a London businessman.


  • Creation: 14 Apr. 1813-6 Apr. 1825


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Cambridge University Library at Sotheby's on 10 October 1978 (lot 22).

Related Materials

In addition to these letters, the University Library holds a collection of bills and receipts to Whittaker, mostly from his college and from wine merchants, drapers, booksellers and other tradesmen, dated between October 1810 and August 1816 [MS Add.7457, acquired in 1954 from E. Seligmann, London]. Other groups of Whittaker's papers are in St. John's College Library, Blackburn Central Library, Manchester Archives and Wigan Archives.

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