St John's College K.55 (James 532)

Henry Martyn, three letters to Morgan Walter Jones. English, 1799-1802


Henry Martyn, Senior Wrangler, Fellow of St John's College (1781-1812): three letters on personal and College affairs to his friend Morgan Walter Jones (Fellow of St John's, 1778 or 1779-1848) dated Truro, 23 Sep. 1799; Woodbury, 15 Apr. 1801; Truro, 15 Sep. 1802.

Manuscript extra information

310x245 mm. as bound. 3 letters. Inside front cover the bookplates of the donor, Ralph Griffin, and of the College. Tipped in are letters from the then Bursar and future Master of St John's, R. F. Scott, welcoming the prospect of securing the letters at some future date, 21 Dec. 1901, and from the bookbinder Katharine Adams, 24 Oct. 1916, together with a bill for her work in binding these items.  According to a long inscription on the flyleaf by the donor, dated Inner Temple, 4 Dec. 1916, the letters remained in the Jones family until they were presented to him in 1900 by his godmother, Jones's youngest unmarried daughter Lucy (d. 1911). They were presented to the College in December 1916. Inside front cover, in Griffin's hand: 'For the Library of St John's Coll. Cambridge in memory of Morgan Walter Jones and William Nathaniel Griffin fellows and loyal sons of the College and successively vicars of Ospringe Co. Kent 1815-1892'.