Letters to William Webb concerning Cambridge University affairs, with a few related papers. There are manuscript notes on some of the letters.
William Webb: Letters to him
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.7884
- Dates of CreationEarly 19th century
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Administrative / Biographical History
William Webb (1775-1856) was born at Sutton Coldfield in February 1775, the son of William Webb, Master of Sutton Coldfield Grammar School. He entered Clare College, Cambridge, in 1793 (B.A., 1797; M.A., 1800; B.D., 1808; D.D. 1816), and was thereafter Fellow (1799), tutor and master (1815-1856). He was ordained deacon in 1800, and priest in 1801, and was the Rector of Fornham All Saints, Suffolk, 1815-1816, and Vicar of Litlington, Cambridgeshire, 1816-1856. Webb served as Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University, 1817-1818 and 1832-1833, and was President of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1843-1844. He married Ann, daughter of the Revd T.V. Gould, Rector of Fornham, Suffolk. Webb died at Litlington on 4 January 1856.
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Found in the Library during the 1960s.
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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 William Webb in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. VI (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 388.
The letters were found in envelopes inscribed with a note recording that their contents had been removed from the bound volumes of Cambridge papers in the Arts School.