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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Justice
In Russia, EJ heard by mid-May 1736 that her husband, Henry Justice , was in prison, charged with Robbery of the Library at Cambridge .
Justice, Elizabeth. A Voyage to Russia. G. Smith.
He was tried for the theft of sixty books...
Author summary Mary Martha Sherwood
MMSwrote and signed more than 350 books (mostly for children, but including several adult novels), and left almost a score of fat volumes of diary. Some of her children's books, despite their uncompromisingly hell-fire...
Publishing Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Circe (of whose original London edition Cambridge University Library holds the only copy known to be extant) was re-issued at Hastings in 2001 by the Sensation Press with an introduction by Gabrielle Malcolm .
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
British Library Catalogue.
Publishing Margery Kempe
He avoided anything too controversial, and chose description of interior contemplation rather than external action. Only one copy of his work survives, in Cambridge University Library .
Kempe, Margery. “Introduction”. The Book of Margery Kempe, translated by. Barry A. Windeatt, Penguin, pp. 9-30.
Henry Pepwell reprinted the same passage in...
Publishing Delarivier Manley
In 2007 a copy of volumes one and two of the first edition (bearing a contemporary manuscript key in each volume, which is found in the Cambridge University Library copy too) were offered for sale...
Publishing Dora Greenwell
This original, Edinburgh edition is now extremely rare: OCLC WorldCat lists a unique copy in Cambridge University Library . The original edition, as well as later ones, features what became a trademark for DG 's...
Publishing Mary Anne Duffus Hardy
This work, published at Cambridge, is held by Cambridge University Library
“Newton Library Catalogue”. University of Cambridge: Cambridge University Library and Dependent Libraries.
though not by either the British Library or the Bodleian .
Publishing Flora Annie Steel
FAS is said to have issued her short-story volume entitled In the Permanent Way, and Other Stories, though the only English edition to survive in any numbers appeared in 1898.
As with On the...
Reception May Laffan
Helena Kelleher Kahn claimed this work was that of a woman depressed enough to consider taking her own life.
Kahn, Helena Kelleher. Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland’s Political and Religious Controversies in the Fiction of May Laffan Hartley. ELT.
The unpublished manuscript (which is held at the Cambridge University Library ) marks a subdued...
Textual Features Carola Oman
Her full title is Robin Hood, The Prince of Outlaws, A Tale of the Fourteenth Century from the "Lytell Geste". Her preface, in explaining how she came to write this book, does a nice...
Textual Production Elizabeth Boyd
This poem is not known to have been printed, but a tightly-written manuscript of eight pages survives in Cambridge University Library .
Textual Production Mary Ann Kelty
As author of four novels, MAK set out in a new direction with Religious Thoughts, published with her name. Like many of her texts, this is now very rare, but a copy survives at...
Textual Production Agnes Wenman
Wenman's translation survives in Cambridge University Library (callmarks MSS. Dd.1. 18, 19 and Mm. 3. 32) in two versions: a beautifully written two-volume folio scribal copy (made after the deaths of both the author and...
Textual Production Mary Ann Kelty
MAK apparently published this year, with her name, Memoirs of the Lives and Persecutions of the Primitive Quakers Exemplifying the Obedience of Faith in Some of the Early Members of the Society; a second...
Textual Production Sarah Williams
Copies survive in the British Library , Cambridge University Library , and the library of the University of Pennsylvania .
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
British Library Catalogue.


From 1662: The King's Library (now part of the British...

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From 1662

The King's Library (now part of the British Library ) and Cambridge University Library enjoyed the legal right to a copy of every book published in Britain (a right granted to the Bodleian on 11...

31 October 1910: Frances Olive Underhill, a graduate of Royal...

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31 October 1910

Frances Olive Underhill , a graduate of Royal Holloway College , was appointed by E. W. B. Nicholson Assistant Librarian at the Bodleian : the first woman so appointed in England, after considerable infighting and...

1934: Architect Giles Gilbert Scott designed Cambridge...

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Architect Giles Gilbert Scott designed Cambridge University Library, which was completed this year.

22 October 1934: King George V opened the new Cambridge University...

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22 October 1934

26 January 2009: Cambridge University announced that Anne...

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26 January 2009

Cambridge University announced that Anne Jarvis , former Sub-Librarian, had been appointed its first woman University Librarian .


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