St John's College W.3 (part)

Richard Pendlebury, ‘Mountaineering in 1872’. English, 1872

Richard Pendlebury, Fellow of St John’s College (1847-1902): notes on a climbing tour of the Alps, including the first certain ascent of the Turnerkamp and culminating in an ascent of the Mattherhorn, 17 June – 25 July 1872. The party included Pendlebury, W. M. Pendlebury, C[harles] Taylor, Fellow and later Master of St John’s College (1840-1908) and W[illiam] H[enry] H[oare] Hudson, Fellow of St John’s College (1838-1915), together with guests and friends. One short passage critical of Hudson is marked later for omission and is not found in the printed version (see below).

Manuscript extra information

285x225mm. 11 fos including a title page, paginated 1-11 [wanting 4, perhaps an error in the later foliation]. With a letter from Charles Taylor to Joseph Larmor, 29 July 1908, suggesting possible publication in The Eagle. The notes were eventually published in this journal, vol. 30 (1909), 172-80. Found among Sir Joseph’s papers at his death in 1942 and transferred to the Library.

Autograph. Not bound. Paper, heavily foxed in places.