James Speare: Remarks on Newton

Scope and Content

Remarks on Newton, 138 folios. Fos 2, 3, 13-22, 26-33, 46-54, 63-67, 74 and 92-138 are blank. On fo. 1v: 'F. W. Lodington Ex dono J. Speare 1816'.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Speare (1774-1850) was born in London, the son of James Speare. He attended St Paul's School, London, before matriculating at Clare College, Cambridge, in 1793 (B.A., 1797; M.A., 1800), where he became a fellow in 1799. He was ordained deacon in 1799, and was curate of Sawston, Cambridgeshire, 1808-1816; rector of Rotherhithe, Surrey, 1816-1817; and rector of Elmsett, Suffolk, 1817-1850. He died on 22 May 1850.

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Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by E. Atkinson, 1915.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Speare in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. V (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 600.

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