Historical documents relating to the university, colleges and town of Cambridge, to Cambridgeshire, and to the diocese of Ely, chiefly copied from the manuscripts of Thomas Baker (1656-1740), in seven volumes.
The paper is watermarked 1817. All seven volumes are bound in plain brown calf over boards and have been re-backed. The text is written in a few different hands.
A faint pencil note on the flyleaf of vol. 1 reads: 'These 7 volumes folio I bought at Dr Webb's (Master of Clare Hall) sale for 10 £. Much competition for them. J. Hailstone.' William Webb (1775-1856) was Master of Clare 1815-56. John Hailstone (d. 1871) was a graduate of Trinity and an antiquary and archaeologist. These manuscripts were at one time acquired by Robert Forsyth Scott (1849-1933), Master of St John's, whose widow, Jenny gave them to the Library in 1934 (book label).