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Memorials of Cambridge - Volume 1 Charles Henry Cooper

Memorials of Cambridge - Volume 1

Charles Henry Cooper

Published February 24th 2012
ISBN : 9781108043946
Paperback
560 pages
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When Charles Henry Cooper (1808 66) undertook to revise the text of the 1841 Memorials of Cambridge, illustrated by the engraver John Le Keux (1783 1846), he was under the impression that only a slight amount of labour would be imposed on him.MoreWhen Charles Henry Cooper (1808 66) undertook to revise the text of the 1841 Memorials of Cambridge, illustrated by the engraver John Le Keux (1783 1846), he was under the impression that only a slight amount of labour would be imposed on him. However, this three-volume work was altered and modified so extensively that it may be considered as entirely re-written. Containing over 250 photographs, engravings and etchings, Volumes 1 and 2 of the work are a comprehensive guide to the Cambridge colleges, while Volume 3 is almost entirely concerned with the history of other landmarks throughout the city, such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Guildhall and the Botanic Garden. It was published in 1860, just six years before Coopers death, and stands as a detailed and fully illustrated guide to Cambridge at that time. Volume 1, dealing with the colleges in order of their foundation, covers Peterhouse to Jesus.