Correspondence regarding John Donne's Seal

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding John Donne's seal, 1891-1911, 10 folios, including the following letters: (fo. 1) Augustus Jessopp to Francis Jenkinson, 20 August 1911; (fo. 2) Arthur William Crawley-Boevey to an unidentified recipient, 16 December 1895 (copy); (fo. 3) Brinsley Nicholson to Jessopp, 29 August 1891; (fo. 4) Nicholson to Jessopp, 15 September 1891; (fo. 5) John Jeremiah Daniell to an unidentified recipient, 12 June 1897; (fo. 6) Henry R. Merewether to an unidentified recipient, 5 June 1897; (fo. 7) Crawley-Boevey to Francis L.S. Merewether, 13 December 1895 (copy); (fo. 8) F.L.S. Merewether to H. Merewether, 7 June 1897, and H. Merewether to an unidentified recipient, 8 [June] 1897 (both copies); (fo. 9) F.L.S. Merewether to H. Merewether, 7 June 1897; (fo. 10) F.L.S. Merewether to H. Merewether, 7 June 1897, and H. Merewether to an unidentified recipient, 8 [June] 1897.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur William Crawley-Boevey (b. 1845), barrister-at-law; John Jeremiah Daniell (c. 1818-1898), vicar of Langley-Burrell, Wiltshire; Francis John Henry Jenkinson (1853-1923), Cambridge University Librarian; Augustus Jessopp (1823-1914), headmaster of the King Edward VI Grammar School, Norwich; Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether (b. 1811), chancellor of Sydney University; Henry Robert Merewether (b. 1816), vicar of East Peckham; and Brinsley Nicholson (1824-1892), scholar.

John Donne (1572-1631), poet and divine, was ordained in 1615, and became chaplain to James I. He was divinity reader at Lincoln's Inn, and dean of St Paul's, 1621-1631.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Revd Augustus Jessopp, 1911.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

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