[John] Rayner: Greek Grammar

Scope and Content

Greek grammar, comprising sections on the alphabet, prosody, etymology, the declension and conjugation of the parts of speech, dialects, and accents, probably written by [John] Rayner, in an ornate copy-book hand, 126 folios. At the top of fo. i is the following, in the hand of H. Travers: 'Traverse è Coll: Regin: Cantab:'. Inside the front cover are extracts from the sales catalogues of two booksellers, in which the book appeared as nos 145 and 118 respectively.

Administrative / Biographical History

[John] Rayner was writing-master at St Paul's School from about 1705.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1922.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The volume belonged to the Revd H. Travers (d. 1754), of Queens' College, Cambridge, Vicar of Nunburnholme, whose signature appears on fo. i. It was owned later by S. Smith Travers, who in 1869 presented it to J. Amory Travers, of Trinity College, Cambridge.