Papers of Samuel Blithe

Scope and Content

Personal papers of Clare College Fellow, Master and benefactor, Samuel Blithe (also spelt Samuel Blyth or Blythe).

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Doncaster, Samuel Blyth was first admitted to Clare College as a sizar undergraduate in 1652. He gained his BA in 1655 and was made a Fellow in 1658, later serving as College Master 1678-1713, until his death. He was a considerable benefactor to the College.

Access Information

Older manuscript materials in the College archive are open for consultation, except where access would potentially cause damage to particularly fragile documents.

Related Material

Documents created by Samuel Blithe directly relating to College business - either in his role as tutor or Master - have been catalogued separately in the College archive.