File 1 - Biographical Register, 1851-1900

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Biographical Register, 1851-1900


  • 1849-1900 (The dates given here are those of the information covered. The volume was compiled in the early 20C with addtions to c.1960.) (Creation)

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1 volume 10 x 8 x 1+ in.; cloth-bound with leather spine and corners, worn at edges. paper

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(1893 - 1969)

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Alphabetical list of members with brief biographical details (preceded by a note about its composition and guide to abbreviations used); in Freddy Brittain's hand but with later additions by Muriel Brittain. There follow lists of those who matriculated in 1849 or 1859, and of those from before 1849 who were in residence later. The volume also contains: copies of the Statutes of 1841 and 1861; names of incumbents of College livings since 1849; extracts from Cooper's Annals of Cambridge for 1850-56; extracts from the Report of the Royal Commission of 1852; biographies of Jesus men who were Fellows in 1849, ex-Fellows in 1849, and those otherwise especially notable from the second half of the 19C; and finally brief notes about rowing, covering 1849-70. On p. 231 is a pasted-in Who's Who entry for historian Herbert G. Wood, with a note about his death in 1963; at p. 240 are two newscuttings of obituaries for Sir Owen Beasley and Col. B. C. Hartley (both d. 1960). There is a flyleaf contents list.

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