St John's College W.3 (part)

Richard Cowper, Certificate of non-payment. English, 1646

Richard Cowper [or Cooper], Fellow of St John’s College (BA 1632-3): certificate that Cowper, formerly Junior Bursar of the College, had not [at his ejection from the College after the visitation by the earl of Manchester during the Civil War] paid to Mr Dand, Fellow [and Senior Bursar] of St John’s ‘any present summe of ready money whatsoever’, 1 Apr. 1646.

Manuscript extra information

65x155mm. Single sheet. With a letter from G. Stanhope-Lovell of the Ordnance Survey Office Archaeology Branch to the Librarian of St John’s College, 29 July 1952, recording that the paper was found ‘in a copy of the Proceedings of the Archaeological Institute 1848’ and presenting it to the College.

A neat MS, possibly autograph. Paper, slightly worn and faded at edges.