David James Stewart: Architectural notes on Wells Cathedral

Scope and Content

Manuscript notes and sketches relating to Wells Cathedral, Somerset, with a few newscuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

David James Stewart was born in London, and educated privately. He was admitted a pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1833, aged 19, and matriculated in 1834 (B.A., 1839; M.A., 1842). He was ordained deacon in 1839, and priest in 1840. Stewart was curate of Adderbury, Oxfordshire, 1843-1848; Vicar of Hillmarton, Wiltshire, 1849-1850; and honorary canon of Ely, 1893-1898. He was H.M. Inspector of Schools, 1851-1891. He died on 18 March 1898.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the University Registry, Old Schools, Cambridge, 1973.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on D.J. Stewart in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. VI (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 38.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers of D.J. Stewart, MSS.Add.5140-5146.