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Copy, 17th century, of the statutes of Christ`s College, Cambridge, 1506.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.7.4

Scope and Contents

The text is followed (folio 28) by an additional chapter in the form of question and answer: `Dubia quaedam per socios Collegij Christi ... suo visitatori proposita et per eundem declarata`. On folio 29, in another hand, are copies of a declaration by the Vice-Chancellor,

Andrew Perne, 1581, a memorandum of Thomas Osborne`s admission to the college, 1581, and the finding of Lord Burghley in a dispute between Osborne and the college, 1584.

The initial on folio 1 is embellished with decorative penwork. Inside the back cover are the names Radulphus Cudworth and Radulphus Widdring in 17th- century hands. These are probably Ralph Cudworth, Master of the college from 1634 to 1688, and Ralph Widdrington, Regius Professor of Greek during the same period.


  • Creation: 1506.


0.00 Linear metres (31 + several blank folios. Octavo.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.


The statutes have been edited by H Rackham in ‘Early statutes of Christ`s College’ (Cambridge, 1927), pages 42-121. The text is that of Rackham`s MS.C (the Chapel Copy).
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