Lort, Michael, 1725-1790

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Epithet: Prebendary of St Paul's 1780; antiquary

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Cambridge University's history can be dated back to the early thirteenth century, when scholars congregated in the city for the purpose of study. The first college, Peterhouse, was established in 1284.

Michael Lort (1725-1790), antiquary, entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1743, and became a Senior Fellow in 1768. He was Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge, 1759-1771, and was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1755, and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1766. He became a Prebendary of St Paul's in 1780. Lort died on 5 November 1790.

From the guide to the Project for the Government of Cambridge University, c. 1768 (copy of original of c. 1601), (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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creatorOf Lort, Michael, 1725-1790,. Autograph letters signed from Michael Lort, London and Brighton, to George Steevens, Hampstead Heath [manuscript], 18th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821,. Autograph letter signed from Hester Lynch Piozzi, Edinburgh, to Samuel Lysons, London [manuscript], 1789 July 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Steevens, George, 1736-1800,. Copy of a letter from George Steevens, Hampstead Heath, [London], to [Michael] Lort, dated 1780 January 4 [manuscript], ca. 1822. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Steevens, George, 1736-1800,. Copy of letter from George Steevens, Hampstead Heath, [London], to [Michael] Lort, dated 1780 January 4 [manuscript], ca. 1820. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. II, ff. 239.James Ingram, DD President of Trinity College, Oxford (1824): Annotations by(?): bef. 1826.includes:ff. 1, 3, 4 George Henry Lee, 4th Earl of Lichfield: Letters to Rev. T. Warton: 1771.f. 2 Jonathan Shipley, Dean of Winchester; B... British Library
referencedIn Steevens, George, 1736-1800,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from George Steevens, Hampstead Heath and elsewhere, to various people [manuscript], 1766-[1799?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lort, Michael, 1725-1790. Autograph letter signed : London, to Rev. Mr. Grainger, 1771 Nov. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Biographical anecdotes &c, 18th century New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807. Biographical annals / by I. Reed and Dr. Lort, manuscript. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Project for the Government of Cambridge University, c. 1768 (copy of original of c. 1601) Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Project for the Government of Cambridge University, c. 1768 (copy of original of c. 1601) Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn ORIGINAL LETTERS, thirty-nine in number, from the Rev. Michael Lort, D.D. to the Hon. Horace Walpole, written between December 1759 and August 1789, and containing remarks on the Royal and Noble Authors, the Anecdotes of Painting, and Chatterton's po... British Library
referencedIn Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. A series of autograph letters to his friend Rev. Dr. Lort concerning Thomas Chatterton and his spurious writings; also in vindication of himself, / Horace Walpole, Lord Orford, 1788-1789. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf Steevens, George, 1736-1800. Autograph letter signed with initials : Hampstead Heath, to Dr. Lort, 1783 Mar. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Cambridge University corporateBody
associatedWith Grainger, Rev. Mr, person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Lort Michael 1725-1790 person
associatedWith Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821, person
associatedWith Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807. person
correspondedWith Steevens, George, 1736-1800, person
associatedWith Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. person
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