Henry Richards Luard: Trinity College Biographical Papers

Scope and Content

MS.Add.5055: Lists of graduati of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1661-1848, with biographical notes on the majority, 92 folios.

MS.Add.5056: Lists of members of Trinity College, Cambridge, and its precursors, with biographical notices, 76 folios: (fo. 8) masters of Michael House; (fo. 9) masters of King's Hall; (fos 10-16) masters of Trinity College, 1546-1841; (fos 17, 18) original fellows of Trinity College; (fos 27v-75) College graduati, 1565-1660, with occasional biographical notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Richards Luard (1825-1891) was born in London on 17 August 1825, and educated at Cheam and King's College, London. He became resident at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1843, and obtained a college scholarship in 1846, and fellowship in 1849 (B.A., 1847; M.A., 1850; B.D., 1875; D.D., 1878). Luard was junior bursar at Trinity, 1853-1861, and vicar of Great St Mary's, Cambridge, 1860-1887. He became university registrary in 1862. Luard made contributions to the ninth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the master of the rolls series and the Dictionary of national biography. He died on 1 May 1891.

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Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by John Willis Clark, 1910.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Luard in Sidney Lee, ed., Dictionary of national biography, Vol. XII (London, 1909), pp. 225-226.

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