Papers of Richard Pendlebury

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Notebooks and loose papers containing mathematical notes, lists of books given to the Fitzwilliam Museum and St John's College Library, a catalogue of Pendlebury's books, notes on a mountaineering trip.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pendlebury came to St John's in 1866 and graduated BA, as Senior Wrangler, in 1870. He was a Fellow of St John's from 1870 until his death in 1902, and was University Lecturer in Mathematics from 1888 to 1901. A famous Alpine climber, Pendlebury made the first ascent of Monte Rosa from Macunaga in 1872. His collection of early printed mathematical books was presented to St John's College Library after his death. A collector of musical works, Pendlebury gave some 2000 volumes to the Fitzwilliam Museum to form the Pendlebury Collection. In 1925 the collection was moved to the University Library, and four years later it was entrusted to the Music Faculty to form the Pendlebury Library of Music.

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Pendlebury came to St John's in 1866 and graduated BA, as Senior Wrangler, in 1870. He was a Fellow of St John's from 1870 until his death in 1902, and was University Lecturer in Mathematics from 1888 to 1901. A famous Alpine climber, Pendlebury made the first ascent of Monte Rosa from Macunaga in 1872. His collection of early printed mathematical books was presented to St John's College Library after his death. A collector of musical works, Pendlebury gave some 2000 volumes to the Fitzwilliam Museum to form the Pendlebury Collection. In 1925 the collection was moved to the University Library, and four years later it was entrusted to the Music Faculty to form the Pendlebury Library of Music.

Preferred citation: St John's College Library, Papers of Richard Pendlebury

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1 May 2006

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