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St John's College Hh.6.8(1)

The life & death of the most worthy and learned man Mr John Bois, Batchelor in Divinity, Rector of Boxworth and prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Ely. English, c.1646.


A preface in Latin signed Antonius Walker is followed by a dedication in English initialled A.W., though the identity of the prelate to whom it is dedicated is unknown. The Life follows.

St John’s College Aa.3.35 (James 577)

Notes of lectures on logic delivered in St John’s College Cambridge. English, c. 1785.


St John’s College T.19

Corelli sonatas. English. 18th century.


The score of the forty eight sonatas, compos’d by Arcangelo Corelli for two violins, a violon cello & thorough bass. The whole carefully written by J. Christopher Smith, copyist to George Frederick Handel.


St John’s College I.45 (James 567)

Transcripts of historical letters written in the reign of James I. English. Early 19th century.

St John’s College H.33

Ecclesiastical documents. English. 19th century.

Scrap book containing press cuttings, mostly pasted in, some loose. Some are accompanied by brief manuscript annotations in pencil and ink, usually giving the date or source of the cutting, or an indication of its subject matter. Cuttings are taken from a range of publications including both national and provincial press, and vary from tiny snippets to whole (sometimes folded) pages. The extracts appear to date from 1805 to 1872.

St John’s College K.57 (James 537)

Rottenburg family. German. 1758

Illustrated manuscript volume concerning the genealogy of the von Rottenburg and Berghan families.


Contents of volume:

Fol.1 decorated title page ‘Stamm- und Famillien-Buch die uhr alt Adelich Stifft-mässige Blick von Rottenburg und Berghanisch Freijherrliche Famille betreffend.  A[nn]o 1758.’

Fol. 2v-3r coloured and decorated genealogical table in the form of a tree.

Fol. 4v-5r genealogical table

Fol.7-11 ‘Catalogus’ i.e. index

Fol.12 blank

St John’s College K.60 (James 578)

A collection of extracts regarding King Ferdinand. English, Italian and French. 19th century.

The extracts concern King Ferdinand’s rule in Naples  [ie Ferdinand I (1751-1825) King of the Two Sicilies from 1816 (previously Ferdinand IV of Naples and Ferdinand III of Sicily], the French occupation of the city, and Lord Nelson’s rescue of the royal family. There are several references to Lady Hamilton, and two copies of letters from Lord Nelson. The extracts are copied from a variety of published sources, including monographs and magazines.

St John’s College W.41

Aspects of perturbative quantum chromodynamics. PhD thesis of Farhad Khalafi. 1983.

[Farhad Khalafi]: duplicated copy of dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, May 1983. Predominantly typescript with manuscript equations and printed diagrams, on recto only.

St John’s College W.17 (James 583)

Memoir of Sir William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875) by his son J.R. Sterndale Bennett, late headmaster of Derby School.  c.1907

[J.R. Sterndale Bennett]: autograph manuscript of the biography of Sir William Sterndale Bennett by his son. This is JRSB’s own beautifully written manuscript copy of the work published by Cambridge University Press as The life of William Sterndale Bennett in 1907.

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