Emmanuel College shewing the Chapel &c. 1842. Drawn by F. Mackenzie; steel engraving by J. Le Keuk. From Thomas D. Atkinson. Cambridge described and illustrated: being a short history of the Town and University. Macmillan, 1897.

A Victorian History and Description of the College (1870)

Emmanuel College: — This was founded, in 1584, by Sir W. Miiklmay. It stands in St. Andrew's-street, on the site of the Dominican priory; and comprises two courts, one of them 123 feet by 107. The chapel was finished, in 1677, by Archbishshop Sancroft, after designs by Wren; and has an altar-piece of the Prodigal Son by Amiconi. The colb-,'e has 13 fellowships, about 22 scholarships, 25 livings, and an income of £6.517.

Eminent men educated at it were Archbishops Sancroft and Manners-Sutton, Bishops Hall, Bedell, Hurd, and Percy, the commentator Poole, the bible translator Chaderton, the mathematician Wallis, the orientalist Castell, the antiquaries Twysden and Morton, Sir W. Temple, Joshua Barnes, Blackwell, Faarer, Martin, Parr, Temple, and Akenside. — John M. Wilson

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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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