Henry Roberts: Transcripts made for John Ebenezer Foster

Scope and Content

A series of transcripts made for J.E. Foster by Henry Roberts, 282 folios: (fo. 1) will of John Powell; (fo. 3) will of Mrs Helen Pindar; (fo. 5) extracts from wills; (fo. 8) list of vice-chancellors of Cambridge University, 1506-1765; (fo. 21) list of registries of Cambridge University, 1506-1778; (fo. 24) notes of wills and biographical notes; (fo. 106) extracts from the burial registers of All Saints and St Michael's, Cambridge, relating to members of Trinity College; (fo. 124) extracts from the burial registers of All Saints, Cambridge, relating to members of Jesus College; (fo. 131) list of members of Trinity College buried 1685-1840; (fo. 133) list of members of Jesus College buried 1603-1845; (fo. 135) list of members of Christ's College buried 1636-1849; (fo. 138) list of members of Emmanuel College buried 1606-1809; (fo. 139) list of members of Sidney Sussex College buried 1616-1807; (fo. 141) alphabetical list of names A-Zachary. At fo. 117 is a letter from Henry Roberts to J.E. Foster, 27 March 1908.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Ebenezer Foster (1847-1912) was born in Cambridge on 23 May 1847. He was educated in Amersham, before matriculating at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1865 (B.A., 1869; M.A., 1872). After completing his studies Foster established a practise as a solicitor in the city. He was a Cambridge antiquary, and served as honorary secretary and editor of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. He died in Cambridge on 27 October 1912.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs H.G.S. Burn-Murdoch and Miss Joan Foster, 1915.


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

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