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James Porter: Correspondence

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8576

Scope and Contents

Most of the letters are replies to appeals by Porter for contributions to a memorial to Henry Fawcett and the cost of portraits of the seventh Duke of Devonshire, J.B. Lightfoot and B.F. Westcott; or replies to his invitations to a dinner in honour of recipients of honorary degrees (1883), and the celebration of the six hundredth anniversary of the foundation of Peterhouse (1884); or concern an address of support from members of Senate to the Liberal Unionist leadership (1887).

Dates

  • 1867-1897

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

62 item(s) (62 letters)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These letters were presented to Cambridge University Library in 1986 by Miss Margaret Tait, granddaughter of James Porter's brother-in-law, Professor P.G. Tait.

Related Materials

A group of miscellaneous letters to Porter acquired from other sources has been catalogued as MS Add.8355.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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