George Ashby, Fellow and President of St John’s College (1724-1808): Collection of papers relating to the history and traditions of St John’s College, Cambridge, compiled during the second half of the eighteenth century. It includes:
335x220 mm. ii+54+ii fos (modern foliation, fo. 25 blank). College bookplate (nineteenth century) inside front cover. See also SJC, MS K.39.
Autograph, in various styles; fo. 5 is printed. The paper is of various sizes, for this was originally a loose collection of documents, now bound in a nineteenth-century commercial binding; spine title in gold lettering: ‘Mr Ashby’s Collectanea’.