Ralph Widdrington: Epistles and Orations

Scope and Content

Epistles and orations of Ralph Widdrington composed between 1656 and 1671, collected by an amanuensis.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ralph Widdrington was born in Stamfordham, Northumberland. He entered Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1632 (B.A., 1635; M.A., 1639), and was made a fellow of his college. He was appointed public orator in 1650, and regius professor of Greek in 1654. He was made Lady Margaret's preacher in 1664, and Lady Margaret's professor of divinity in 1673. Widdrington became rector of Thorp in 1661, and of Great Munden, Hertfordshire, in 1675. He died on 10 June 1688.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by A.R. Malden for the Committee of the Salisbury Museum, 1905.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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