Notes on Herodotus, by John Spencer

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: (1) Extracts from Herodotus, books 1-3, with commentary in Latin, and numerous parallel quotations from other Greek and Latin authors. At the end of each section is the name "Spencer" and the dates, "Ap:2", "Ap:23", and "May 7"; (2) Analysis in English of Herodotus, books 1 and 3-9.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Spencer of Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, was the son of William Spencer and his wife, Christiana, daughter of Robert Ashton. He was educated at Winchester and in 1738 went to University College, Oxford and later qualified for the Bar. He engaged the architect, John Carr to enlarge Cannon Hall and the additional two wings included a library to house his collection of books. He died, unmarried, in November 1775 and left his estate to his nephew, Walter Stanhope, who added the prefix Spencer to his own surname, in memory of his uncle

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Mr J. M. Spencer Stanhope of Cannon Hall, 1942

Note

In English, Latin, and Greek

Custodial History

From the Spencer Stanhope Collection

Bibliography

See A. M. W. Stirling, Annals of a Yorkshire house, London 1911