Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of all known Students, Graduates, and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900

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    THE President of Gonville and Caius College and his son have undertaken ah immense task in the preparation of the volumes, the first of which is under notice. Dr. Venn has by previous work on the archives of his own College prepared himself for this investigation, and it is as much due to him as to the wise rules of Dr. Caius that the Caius records of past members can be described as “much the best of the series.” There are 76,000 names dealt with up to the date 1751 covered by Part Iv and details have been gathered together from many sources. For instance, John Ward of Cambridge is shown by an Institution Book to have been appointed a rector in 1673; a visitation of 1677 states that he was ordained priest at Norwich in 1672; the Bishop's Register there states that this ordinand was B.A. of Jesus College; by this he can be safely identified, and the Jesus books give his parentage and birthplace.

    Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of all known Students, Graduates, and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900.

    By Dr. J. Venn J. A. Venn. Part I., From the Earliest Times to 1751. Vol. 1, Abbas-Cutts. Pp. xxviii + 437. (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1922.) 150s. net.

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    Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of all known Students, Graduates, and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900 . Nature 109, 742–743 (1922). https://doi.org/10.1038/109742a0

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