Reference number588/Z/10
TitlePapers relating to the Cottonian Library (now part of the British Library).
DescriptionIncluding: a) Appointment by Sir John Hynde Cotton as locum tenens of Robert Cotton of Gidding (heir of Robert Cotton of Hatley St George) to act as trustee of the library, 25 January 1731/2; b) Memoranda of proposals for future of library apparently put to committee to view damage to library caused by fire of 1731 by Sir John Hynde Cotton, and also of that committee's resolutions, [1731/2]; c) Analysis by David Casley of damage to MSS caused by fire, 29 January 1731/2; d) Letter of [Thomas Carte] to Sir John Hynde Cotton concerning appointment of his brother [Samuel] as librarian (2 items), Paris, 12 January 1740; e) Memoranda of [Thomas Carte] upon future of the library with account of developments in continental libraries and upon future of the English Public Records, [circa 1740]; f) Appointment of Sir John Hynde Cotton as locum tenens of John Cotton of Stratton (Bedfordshire) as trustee of library with letter of latter to former, 7-8 May 1750; g) Extracts from 588/Z1 made by GKP, 6 July 1871; h) Letters from British Museum to Reverend J.J. Antrobus thanking him for loan of 588/z1 for Cotton tercentenary exhibition (2 items), 1931-2.
CreatorNameCotton family of Madingley and Landwade
RepositoryCambridgeshire Archives

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F/0003Cotton; family; of Madingley Hall and Landwade; Baronets Cotton1423-1871
P/0029Cotton; Sir; John Hynde (c.1683-1752); 3rd Baronet; of Landwade and Madingley Hallc.1683-1752
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