George Elwes Corrie: Cambridge Documents and Transcripts

Scope and Content

MS.Add.4429: Miscellaneous documents concerning Cambridge University, 1653-c. 1748, collected by G.E. Corrie.

MS.Add.4430: Transcripts of miscellaneous documents concerning Cambridge University, 1475-1860, in English and Latin, made by G.E. Corrie, c. 1870.

MS.Add.4431: Transcripts of marriages from the chapel register of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1695-1700, made by G.E. Corrie, c. 1870.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Elwes Corrie (1793-1885) was born in Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, on 28 April 1793. He was educated by his father, before entering St Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1813 (B.A., 1817). He took orders, and became assistant tutor, and then tutor, of his college, 1817-1849. He was Norrisian professor of divinity at the university, 1838-1854, and became master of Jesus College in 1849, and the university's vice-chancellor in 1850. He was rector of Newton, Cambridgeshire, 1851-1885. Corrie wrote on the history of the English church and edited Anglican theological works. He died on 20 September 1885.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

MS.Add.4429 was received from the collection of the Revd G.E. Corrie before 1885; MSS.Add.4430 and 4431 were received from the same source, 1872.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Corrie in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, Dictionary of national biography, Vol. IV (London, 1908), pp. 1176-1177.

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