A commonplace book concerning Cambridge University affairs, particularly elections and matters of law. The text runs from both ends of the book.
Chester Perne: Cambridge commonplace book
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- Dates of Creationc. 1727-1740
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Chester Perne (1701-1753) was born at Cocken Hatch, and educated at Eton. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1717 (B.A., 1721; M.A., 1724), migrating to St Catharine's College in 1726. Perne was Proctor in the Vice Chancellor's Court, and served as J.P. for Cambridgeshire, and Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. He died on 7 March 1753.
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Purchased from Alan G. Thomas, bookseller, 24 May 1971.
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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Chester Perne in John Venn and J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part I, vol. III (Cambridge University Press, 1924), p. 348.