Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825

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Samuel Parr was a Latin scholar and schoolmaster, educated at Cambridge. He served as perpetual curate in Warwickshire and during that time established a school in Stanmore, served as headmaster of Colchester and Norwich Schools, wrote essays and sermons with strong and often controversial leanings, and amassed a library of more than 10,000 books. He was a friend of Joseph Priestley and wrote the Latin epitaph for Samuel Johnson in St. Paul's.

From the description of Samuel Parr letters and engraved portrait, 1812-1832. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 69937857

Epithet: Reverend, LLD

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creatorOf Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825. Letter, 1819 March 23, Halton, to Rev. Mr. Nicoll, Oxford. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825. Catalogue of books for the University of Virginia [manuscript], 1824. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Burney family collection, 1767-1903, 1790-1825 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers of Samuel Parr, 1707-1832 Bodleian Library, Oxford
referencedIn Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809. Correspondence, 1757-1808 (bulk: 1778-1808) Houghton Library
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library
referencedIn FOX PAPERS. Vol. VII (ff. 275). (1) Letters to Charles Grey (2nd Earl Grey 1807); 1799-1806. Copies (except for ff. 1-4b), some in the hand of Elizabeth, Lady Holland; see her note, 1 Feb. 1808 (f. 5). ff. 1-158b. (2) Correspondence with Robert Adair..., 1792-1808 British Library
referencedIn Barker, Edmund Henry, 1788-1839,. Autograph letter signed from Edmund Henry Barker to John Bowyer Nichols [manuscript], 1828 August 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf LETTERS TO SIR WILLIAM GELL, F.R.S., F.S.A.; 1806-[1835?]. Partly Latin, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Alphabetically arranged. Described, and partly printed and illustrated, by H. R. Hall, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, ii, 1915, pp. 76-87,..., 1806-1835 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE LETTERS, etc., English and foreign; 1613-1818:-1. [Richard Butler, 3rd Viscount] Mountgarrett, to Sir Williain Andrewes, Knt., with a present of a goshawk, etc.; Ballyne, 12 Sept. 1613. f 1. 2. [Henry Percy, 9th Earl of] North... British Library
creatorOf Vol. III (ff. 226). P -Y.includes:f. 1 William Paley, Archdeacon of Carlisle: Letter to the Rev. A. Youle: 1795.f. 3 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston; Prime Minister: Letter to — Thomson: 1836.f. 4 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Pal... British Library
creatorOf SIR JOHN MOORE PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 146). 1. ff. 1-30. Letters from Dr John Moore to his wife, Jean; 1772-1774. Includes a few from Sir John to his mother. 2. ff. 31-37. Letters from Sir John Moore's brother, James Carrick Moore, to his parents; 1789..., 1772-1872 British Library
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
creatorOf Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809,. George Henry Glasse correspondence, 1757-1808 (inclusive), 1778-1808 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. I. 1 July, 1783-26 Dec. 1796.includes:f. 1 Mary Pigott: Letter to W. Windham: 1783.ff. 3, 223 Major John Randolph Grymerer: Letters to W. Windham: 1783, 1796.ff. 15, 107 Sir Edmund Cradock Hartlopp, Baronet: Letters to W. Windham: 1783, 17... British Library
creatorOf Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825. Letter to Miss [Asse?]. [Hatton, Eng.]. ca. 1790. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Miscellaneous Letters, etc.; 1721-1933. Quarto; ff. 108.includes:f. 1 Lascelles Abercrombie, writer: Kenneth Sisam, literary scholar: Letter to [K.] Sisam from Lascelles Abercrombie: 1930.ff. 2-3b Dr John Arbuthnot, physician and wit: Letter to —..., 1721-1933 British Library
creatorOf Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825. Samuel Parr letters and engraved portrait, 1812-1832. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Horseman, John, 1775-1844. John Horseman manuscript material : 1 item, 1821 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Collection of engravings, [16--]-1939. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
referencedIn Vol. III. 5 Jan. 1806-17 May 1810, and undated.includes:ff. 3,197 Demetrio Antonopoulo: Letters from him and his wife to W. Windham: 1806, n.d.ff. 5, 118, 129, 142, 211 George James Cholmondeley, Commissioner of Excise: Correspondence with W. Win... British Library
referencedIn Johnsoniana, 1712-1916 (inclusive), 1773-1836 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825. Letter to Thomas [Panting?]. Halton. 1806 July 7. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn WINDHAM PAPERS. Vol. LXVI. (ff. 276). Correspondence of William Palmer and Heneage Legge, W. Windham's executors, with George Ellis, Thomas Amyot, William Elliot, and others, relating chiefly to the publication of his papers and to his monument; 1810..., 1810-1845 British Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. Correspondence of Francis Walker Gilmer [manuscript], 1784-1826. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Henry Adams autograph album, 1833-1939. Houghton Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS, many addressed to General Sir Frederick Stovin, K.C.M.G., and his wife; late 18th cent. -early 19th cent. The autographs include those of Longfellow, Wellington, Admiral Sir Charles Napier, Lord Cardigan, Sir Herbert Taylor, L... British Library
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn [Fragment of a ?petition], [ca. 1789-1790]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Samuel Parr manuscript material : 2 items, 1804-1815 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe, d. 1871. The Blessington papers : manuscript albums, 1818-1856 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Routh, Martin Joseph, 1755-1854. Martin Joseph Routh letters received, 1789-1827. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgeries by William Henry Ireland of Shakespeare documents, or manuscript copies of the forgeries and other manuscripts [manuscript], ca. 1800. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. VIII (ff. 157). Miscellaneous papers. Included are :-A memoir of Rev. T. Twining by R. Twining I, printed with minor alterations in A Country Clergyman (f. 1) ; an epitaph by Dr. S. Parr printed ib., copy (f. 10) ; an obituary notice by Dr. Burn... British Library
creatorOf Vol. XVIII (ff. 217). 1817-1835.includes:ff. 1, 44 John Whishaw, barrister and author; Secretary, 'King of Clubs': Correspondence with Sir J. Mackintosh: 1811-1820.ff. 2, 74 August Wilhelm von Schlegel, German poet: Letters, etc., to Sir J. Macki..., 1817-1835 British Library
referencedIn WINDHAM PAPERS. Vol. LXVIII. (ff. 282). Correspondence of W. Windham relating to the University of Oxford; 26 Aug. 1800-2 Dec. 1809. The letters relate chiefly to his proposed candidature for the representation of the University in Parliament in 1805... British Library
referencedIn Badoeri-Beachi, 1815-1827 British Library
creatorOf Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874,. Autograph collection, 1624-1846. Houghton Library
creatorOf MACKINTOSH PAPERS (3RD SERIES). Vol. I (ff. 191).1. ff. 1-84v. Correspondence of Sir J. Mackintosh and Lady Mackintosh with Rev. Samuel Parr, LL. D. and (f. 81) an extract from the will of Rev. S. Parr; 1792-c. 1825. Partly [italics]imperfect[/it..., 1792-1830 British Library
referencedIn Duker, Karl Andreas, 1670-1752. Dictata Cl. Andreae Dukeri in Aristophanem ad Equites, [ca. 1750?]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vol. II. 12 Jan. 1797-4 Nov. 1805.includes:ff. 1, 29, 38, 85, 89, 96, 98, 104, 204, 207, 226 Professor John Robinson: Letters to W. Windham, etc.: 1797-1803.f. 5 A-H-: Letter to Mrs. Burke: 1797.f. 12 John Lees: Letter to W. Windham: 1797.f. 1... British Library
referencedIn FOX PAPERS. Vol. XIX (ff. 131). (1) Letters to Serafino Buonaiuti; 1796-1804. Ital. ff. 1-81b. (2) Miscellaneous literary correspondence (partly copies) of C. J. Fox, together with verses by him in English (ff. 82b, 83; copies), French (f. 84) and It..., 1762-1805 British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. 169). 1810-1881, and n.d. Miscellaneous correspondence.includes:f. 1 Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet: Letter to R. Twining I: 1810. f. 2 Francis Seymour-Conway, 2nd Marquess of Hertford; afterwards Ingram-Seymour-Conway: Letter to R. Tw..., 1810-1881 British Library
creatorOf Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825. [Correspondence concerning the Latin epitaph for Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)], [1790][copies made ca. 1821-1823]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
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associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
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associatedWith Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. person
associatedWith Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809, person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Horseman, John, 1775-1844. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835, person
associatedWith Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, 1804-1889. person
associatedWith Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812. person
associatedWith Nicoll, Rev. Mr. person
associatedWith Parkes, Samuel, 1759-1825 person
associatedWith Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. person
associatedWith Routh, Martin Joseph, 1755-1854. person
associatedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, person
associatedWith Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. person
associatedWith University of Virginia corporateBody
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Poplar, Middlesex
Strawberry Hill, Twickenham
London, England
Paris, France
Dorset, England
West Indies, America
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Wilcott, Great Ness
Booksellers and bookselling
School principals


Birth 1747-01-26

Death 1825-03-06





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