“Pembroke College, endowed by Thomas Tesdale, Esq. (first scholar of Roysse's Grammar School at Abingdon, and twice elected Mayor of that borough) and Richard Wightwicke, B.D., and named after William, Earl of Pembroke, then Chancellor of the University, with whose consent the change was made. Camden the antiquary, Beaumont the dramatist, and Pym the puritan, were members of Broadsgates Hall. ”

“The most conspicuous memory associated wih Pembroke College is that of Dr. Johnson: his rooms were on the second floor over the entrance-gateway. In the Library they have his bust by Bacon, his MS. "Prayers and Meditations," college essays, and letters, with two of his desks ; and in the Common Room his portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, his teapot and other relics. Other Pembroke worthies are Bp. Hall, Sir Thomas Browne (author of Religio Medici), Shenstone, Blackstone, and Whitefield; while among more recent members may be mentioned Bp. Jeune, Dr. Bartholomew Price, and Mr. G. W. Steevens, the lamented War Correspondent.”

The History of the College

Victorian and modern photographs

Images of Pembroke College in art


Album of Oxford Photographs containing 20 Views printed by the permanent collotype process. Oxford: Miss Beesley, Fancy Stationery Repository, 43, High Street, Oxford, nd. Internet Archive version of a copy in St. Michael's College Toronto. 4 October 2012.

Artistic Colored Views of Oxford Being Proof Sheets of the Postcards of Oxford. Oxford: E. Cross, nd. Internet Archive version of a copy in St. Michael's College Toronto. 3 October 2012.

Lang, Elsie M. The Oxford Colleges. London: T. Werner. HathiTrust online version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 3 December 2022.

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