St John's College K.42 (James 351)

William Craven, Plan for reading history. English, c. 1800


William Craven, Master of St John's College (d. 1815): 'A plan for reading history', compiled c. 1800 or earlier. It is rather a potted history of the Classical and post-Classical Western world, arranged chronologically, and thereafter (usually) by country or region.

Manuscript extra information

220x175 mm. Unfoliated [c. 230 fos]. College bookplate (nineteenth century) inside front cover.

Autograph. Various paper, some in poor condition. Originally a series of notebooks, bound together in the nineteenth century uniform with K.41, perhaps posthumously.