H.P. Stokes: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

Newcuttings; publications; letters from Corpus Christi College on College history, the gift of manuscripts to the College and the gift of Stokes' library after his death; miscellaneous correspondence; and collections about Charles Lamb, William and John Cowper and projected memorials to Sir George Gabriel Stokes in Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Church, Cambridge.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Paine Stokes (1849-1931) was a priest, antiquary and authority on Cambridge and the University. Stokes was a student at Corpus Christi College, 1872-5, then held various curacies, 1875-91, before becoming Vicar, St. Paul's, Cambridge, 1891-1917, then Rector, Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire, 1917-31. He was President of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1901-11, and President of the Jewish Historical Society, 1914-16.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1983.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. A catalogue of MS.Add.8699 and MS.Add.8717 is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers of H.P. Stokes, MS.Add.8699.