David James Stewart: Notes

Scope and Content

MS.Add.5140: Architectural notes, in English and Latin, c. 1875, 291 folios, including: (fos 178-84) notes by Robert Willis on London buildings; (fo. 195) a letter from H.R. Nevill to Mrs Almira Heaviside, 1 May 1875; (fo. 225) an incomplete letter from an unidentified correspondent to Stewart, 5 May 1875.

MS.Add.5145: Notes on woodwork, mid-19th century, 261 folios. Several folios are in the hand of Robert Willis.

MS.Add.5146: Notes for a proposed book on woodwork and ironwork, 1882-1889, 79 folios.

Administrative / Biographical History

David James Stewart was born in London and educated privately. He was admitted a pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1833, at the age of 19, and matriculated in 1834 (B.A., 1839; M.A., 1842). He was ordained deacon in 1839, and priest in 1840. Stewart was curate of Adderbury, Oxfordshire, 1843-1848, vicar of Hillmarton, Wiltshire, 1849-1850, and honorary canon of Ely, 1893-1898. He was H.M. Inspector of Schools, 1851-1891. He died on 18 March 1898.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1911.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Stewart in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. VI (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 38.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The notes were formerly the property of John Willis Clark. MSS.Add.5145 and 5146 were presented to Clark by Aubrey Stewart, son of David James Stewart, in 1905.

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