Thomas Hall: Commonplace Book

Scope and Content

A commonplace book upon miscellaneous subjects, mostly philosophical or theological, arranged under headings in no particular order, compiled by Thomas Hall, whose name appears inside the front cover with the date 'Mar. 6th 1735-6', 108 folios. In the front pocket are additional notes, an index in the hand of Thomas Hall and a letter from William Goode to [Thomas] Hall of 24 February 1741. Folios 94-108 are blank.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Hall, of Nottinghamshire, matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1736 (B.A., 1739; M.A., 1742). He was ordained deacon in 1740, and probably became Rector of Westborough, Lincolnshire. He died on 19 July 1775.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Samuel Sandars, 1894.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Hall in John Venn and J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part I, Vol. II (Cambridge University Press, 1922), p. 289.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The book was purchased by Samuel Sandars in 1872.