Clare College

St. Botolph's Church, Cambridge, on Trumpington Street at the corner with Silver Street, and next to Peterhouse College. c. 1870. Albumen photograph, approximately 6 x 8 inches. [Click on photograph to enlarge it.] This is one of 58 photographs of Cambridge University taken for a William Winfield c. 1870 and assembled in an album now in the possession of New Boston Fine and Rare Books, which Kimberly Blaker, President of the firm, has kindly shared with readers of the Victorian Web. Text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the photograph above to enlarge it.]

A Victorian History and Description of the College (1870)

St. Peter's College, or Peterhouse is the oldest of the colleges; and was founded, in 12S4, by Huguda[?] Balsham, Bishop of Ely. It stands in Trumpington street, on ground previously occupied bv two hostels; and comprises two old courts, the larger 141 feet by 84 ,and a new court built ia 1826. Its chapel was erected in 1632; has a fine east window, with painted glass representing the crucifixion; and got all its side windows filled, in 1858-64, with painted glass from Munich.

The college has 14 fellowships, 59 scholarships, 2 exhibitions, 11 livings, and an income of £7, 311. Eminent men educated at it were Cardinal Beaufort, Archbishop Whitgift, Bishops Cosin, Law, and Walton, Dean Sherlock, the poets Crashaw, Gray, and Garth, Jer. Markland, Col. Hutchinson, the Duke of Grafton, and Lord Ellenborough. — John M. Wilson


Bound album of 58 original albumen photographs of Cambridge University. Oblong 4to, full gilt-stamped black morocco leather, bound cover has scuffing and is worn heavily at hinges. Four raised bands and gilt stamped borders. Detailed gilt stamped decor on interior cover edges. Blue silk endpapers in very good condition. E. G. Bookplate of Clifton Waller Barrett tipped in front end sheet. New Boston Fine and Rare Books.

Wilson, John M. (John Marius). The imperial gazetteer of England and Wales: embracing recent changes in counties, dioceses, parishes, and boroughs: general statistics: postal arrangements: railway systems, &c.; and forming a complete description of the country. 8 vols. Edinburgh: A. Fullarton, 1870.Internet Archive online version of a copy in the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. Web. 27 October 2022.

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