Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. c. 1870. Viewed from Trumpington Street, with Wren's chapel to the right. Albumen photograph, approximately 6 x 8 inches. The original image has been cropped slightly. [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 shard with readers of the Victorian Web. Text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

A Victorian History and Description of the College (1870)

Pembroke College.—This was founded, in 1347, by the Countess of Pembroke. It stands in Trumpington-street, nearly opposite St. Peters; and consists of two courts, 95 feet by 55, with intermediate hall. Its chapel was built by Bishop Wren, after a design bv his nephew, Sir Christopher Wren; and has a picture of the entombment by Baroccio. A large and curious orrery, made by Dr. Long in 1730, is in the inner court; and water-works are in the gardens.

The college has 14 fellowships, 2 bye-fellowships, 20 scholarships, 10 livings, and an income of £12,013. Eminent men educated at it were Archbishops Grindall and Whitgift, Bishops Lyndwood, Ridley, Andeews, Wren, Tomlin, and Middleton, the martyrs Bradford and Rogers, the poets-Spencer, Gray and Mason, E. Calamy, W. Pitt, and Dr. Long. — 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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