The Case of Richard Hartley

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'The Case of Richard Hartley, A.B. Trin. Col. Dublin Drawn up by himself this 10 April 1713 Dublin printed By Edward Waters in Essex Str. Corner of Sycamore Alley 1713', 12 folios. The case concerns a dispute between Hartley and Matthew French, then a senior fellow at Trinity College, Dublin. This version of Hartley's piece was probably transcribed from the printed edition. On pp. 19 and 20 are extracts from the Registry of Trinity College, Dublin, and notes in the same hand as the text.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Hartley (b. 1688) was born in Preston, Lancashire. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a sizar in 1707, and became a scholar there in 1710 (B.A, 1711; M.A., 1729).

Matthew French was born in Linsale, Co. Cork. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1694 as a pensioner, at the age of 15, and became a scholar in 1695, and fellow in 1699 (B.A., 1698; M.A., 1701; B.D., 1710).

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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entries on Matthew French and Richard Hartley in George Dames Burtchaell and Thomas Ulick Sandleir, eds, Alumni Dublinenses (Dublin, 1935), pp. 309 and 377.

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