Letters from William Greenwell to Spencer George Perceval, 9 November 1876 - 17 March 1908, 57 items. Letter 35 is not in Greenwell's hand.
William Greenwell: Letters to Spencer George Perceval
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- Dates of Creation1876-1908
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William Greenwell (1820-1918), archaeologist, was born at Greenwell Ford on 23 March 1820, and educated at Durham Grammar School and University College, Durham (B.A., 1839). He studied theology at the University College (M.A., 1843), and was ordained in 1844. Greenwell was appointed perpetual curate of Ovingham with Mickley, Northumberland, in 1847. He became a minor canon at Durham Cathedral in 1854, and librarian to the dean and chapter in 1862. In 1865 he was appointed to the living of Mary-the-Less, Durham, which he held until his death in the city on 27 January 1918. Greenwell was an authority on architecture and historical documents and objects.
Spencer George Perceval (1838-1922) was born on 8 July 1838. He was educated at Radley College, and entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1858 (B.A., 1862). He died on 7 May 1922.
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Presented by Spencer George Perceval, 1912.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on William Greenwell in H.W.C. Davis and J.R.H. Weaver, Dictionary of national biography, 1912-1921 (Oxford University Press, 1927), p. 226, and the entry on Spencer George Perceval in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. V (Cambridge University Press, 1953), p. 90.
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