Cambridge Town and University Documents

Scope and Content

An incomplete copy of 'A Collection of Documents Relating to the University and Town of Cambridge' (CUL MS Ff.III.33).

Administrative / Biographical History

The volumes were possibly the work of Henry Turner (1734-1808), who presented the original book to the Library in 1786. Turner was born and went to school in Cambridge, before entering St John's College in 1752 (B.A., 1756; M.A., 1759; B.D., 1767), where he was a fellow, 1760-1772. He was ordained deacon in 1758, and priest in 1760. He was rector of Burwell and Landwade from 1772 to 1808. He died on 11 January 1808.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by S. Gaselee, 1919.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Henry Turner in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. VI (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 249.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


A description of the original paper book, MS Ff.3.33, can be found in A catalogue of the manuscripts preserved in the library of the University of Cambridge, Vol. II (Cambridge University Press, 1857, reprinted Verlag, 1980), p. 430.

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