J.E.B. Mayor: Bibliographical papers

Scope and Content

MS.Add.8427: An English topo-bibliography.

MS.Add.8428: A historical note for 1251-1495, followed by a chronological list of books and other items published from 1641.

MS.Add.8429: A chronological lists of books and other items published 1800-1881.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1825-1910), classical scholar and divine, was born at Baddegama, Ceylon, on 28 January 1825. He attended Christ's Hospital, 1833-1836, and Shrewsbury School, 1838-1844, and entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1844 (B.A., 1848), where he became a Fellow in 1849. He was Master of Marlborough College, 1849-1853. Mayor became a classical tutor at St John's in 1853. He was University Librarian, 1864-1867, and Professor of Latin, 1872-1910. He died in Cambridge on 1 December 1910.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Lady Scott according to the wishes of Sir R.F. Scott, Master of St John's College, Cambridge, 1933.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on J.E.B. Mayor in Sir Sidney Lee, ed., Dictionary of national biography, 1901-1911, vol. II (Oxford University Press, 1927), pp. 594-597.

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Custodial History

The volumes were formerly Res.b.1332/2-4.