Richard Farmer: Poetry

Scope and Content

'Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy', with various poems and other juvenilia.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Farmer (1735-1797) was born in Leicester on 28 August 1735. He attended the free grammar school at Leicester, before entering Emmanuel College, Cambridge (B.A., 1757; M.A., 1760; B.D., 1767; D.D., 1775), where he became a tutor in 1760. He was appointed master of Emmanuel in 1775, and was vice-chancellor of the university, 1775-1776 and 1787-1788. Farmer was made prebendary and chancellor of Lichfield in 1780, and prebendary of Canterbury, 1782, and of St Paul's, 1788. He died at Emmanuel College lodge on 8 September 1797.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1910.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Farmer in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, Dictionary of national biography, Vol. VI (London, 1908), pp. 1078-1080.

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