Dennis Hall: Cambridge prize essay subjects

Scope and Content

A series of volumes containing pasted-in entries recording the subjects of successful entries to Cambridge essay prizes up to c. 1863. The competitions featured are the Adams, Burney, Camden, Hulsean, Kaye, Le Bas, Maitland, Members', Norrissian, Porson and Seatonian Prizes; the Browne's and Camden Medals; and the Chancellor's Medal for English Poetry.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dennis Hall matriculated at Cambridge University in 1870 (B.A. 1874; M.A., 1878), but was not affiliated to a college. He was ordained deacon in 1876, and priest in 1880, and was curate of Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire, 1876-1882, and Vicar of Impington, 1882-1916. Hall was honorary assistant under-librarian at Cambridge University Library for nearly fifty years, retiring in 1902. He died in September 1916.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Found in the Library.

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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 Dennis Hall in J.A. Venn, ed., Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. III (Cambridge University Press, 1947), p. 198.


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