Item 1 - Laurence Sterne Chair

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Laurence Sterne Chair


  • 1926 - 2005 (1926, 2005) (Creation)

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Letter from E. Welbourne of Emmanuel College to Percy Gardner Smith concerning the possible acquisition of a chair once owned by Laurence Sterne by the College from one Basil W. Batchelor. 9th March 1928; Letter from Arthur Scott, uncle of Basil, describing how the family had acquired the chair through Athur's father Rev. George Scott, vicar of Coxwold, who got it from his predecessor the Rev. Thomas Newton who in turn had succeeded Laurence Sterne when he was vicar of Coxwold. Letter dated 10th September 1926; Photographic records of chair made in 2005;

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See also reference in conclusion book 30th April 1928 where it is noted the College paid Batchelor £50 for the chair.

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The letters dated 1926 were found in a file relating to a redecoration scheme of the SCR, possibly suggesting the chair was, at one point, in the SCR.

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