Coventry Grammar School: Registers of Book Donors

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

List of books donated to Coventry Grammar School by masters, scholars and citizens, c. 1601-1705.

Administrative / Biographical History

Coventry Grammar School was founded in the twelfth century as St John's Hospital to attend to the needs of the poor and the sick. During the dissolution of the monasteries the property was granted to John Hales, who used it as a private home. By 1557 it had opened as King Henry VIII's Free Grammar School.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1908.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Subjects

Geographical Names