Richard Allott: Collections for a History of Trinity College, Cambridge

Scope and Content

Collections for a history of Trinity College, Cambridge, in English, Greek and Latin, c. 1817-1822, 437 folios. On fo. 4v is a letter from Allott to Richard Allott junior, 14 April 1822, and on fo. 18 is a note from J.E. Jackson, 11 March 1817. On fo. 437 is Anthony Topham, 'In Inaugurationem serenissimi Regis Caroli', transcribed from Cantabrigiensum dolor et solamen seu decessio Jacobi succesio Caroli (Cambridge, 1625), p. 7. Some leaves are blank.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Allott (1745-1832), son of Bryan Allott, rector of Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, was educated at Beverley School in Yorkshire, before matriculating at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1762 (B.A., 1766; M.A., 1769). He was ordained deacon in 1767, and became rector of Annaduff. He was prebendary of Tuam, 1771-1774, before becoming precentor of Armagh cathedral and prebendary of Armagh. He was dean of Raphoe, 1795-1832. Allott died in 1832 at Beauvirage, near Lausanne.

Allott's son, also called Richard (1783-1858), entered Trinity College in 1801, and became a fellow in 1807. He also followed a career in the Church.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Francis Jenkinson, 1917.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entries on Richard Allott and his son in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. I (Cambridge University Press, 1940), p. 44.

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