John Lingard: Correspondence and papers
Scope and Contents
The collection includes correspondence with several of Lingard's colleagues from Douai and Ushaw, Roman Catholic Vicars-Apostolic (bishops), religious historians, antiquaries, archivists, publishers and editors, both British and French. The correspondence includes that of Charles Butler, the Catholic layman and advocate of emancipation, including Lingard's letters, which were returned to him by Butler's daughter after the death of her father in 1842. There are also twenty-five letters between third parties and a small selection of miscellaneous papers.
- 1791-1852 (Circa)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)
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Other Finding Aids
There is a full catalogue of the collection at MS Add. 9418/4. There is also a full catalogue available at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers passed after Lingard's death to his friend and first biographer, Mark Tierney. They were held in private hands, along with Tierney's papers (MS.Add.9419), until they were summarily catalogued and prepared for sale in 1917, although the sale did not take place at this time. Purchased by the University Library from Bernard Quaritch ltd. In 1996.
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