St John's College U.10 (James 592)

J.S. Wood, Notes on manuscripts and printed books in St John's College Library. English and Latin, c. 1861-82.

John Spicer Wood (1823-93) graduated BA as 22nd Wrangler and 4th Classic in 1846 and the following year was elected to a fellowship. He took his BD in 1857 and his DD in 1869. Wood served St John's as Tutor (1860-70), President (1871-83) and Librarian (c. 1861-82).

This notebook contains Wood's notes on books given by Bishop John Williams, with transcripts of the inscriptions they contain; on MSS U.2 and U.3 (formerly H.29 and H.30) including a transcript of the list of manuscripts given by Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, annotated with modern shelf marks; and on copies of the 39 Articles, ecclesiastical injunctions, visitation articles, and 'synodalia' held in the Library. At the back of the volume is a list of the contents of class AB in the hand of Ernest William Lockhart (sub-librarian 1888-1911).

Manuscript extra information

220 x 190 mm. 60 pages + blanks. Ruled paper. Quarter binding of leather and marbled paper over card boards; marbled edges.

Presented by Sir Robert Forsyth Scott (1849-1933), Master, in 1930.