Greenwell, William

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William Greenwell (1820-1918), archaeologist, was born at Greenwell Ford on 23 March 1820, and educated at Durham Grammar School and University College, Durham (B.A., 1839). He studied theology at the University College (M.A., 1843), and was ordained in 1844. Greenwell was appointed perpetual curate of Ovingham with Mickley, Northumberland, in 1847. He became a minor canon at Durham Cathedral in 1854, and librarian to the dean and chapter in 1862. In 1865 he was appointed to the living of Mary-the-Less, Durham, which he held until his death in the city on 27 January 1918. Greenwell was an authority on architecture and historical documents and objects.

Spencer George Perceval (1838-1922) was born on 8 July 1838. He was educated at Radley College, and entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1858 (B.A., 1862). He died on 7 May 1922.

From the guide to the William Greenwell: Letters to Spencer George Perceval, 1876-1908, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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creatorOf LEAF of a Bible, in Latin, of St. Jerome's version, containing 3 Kings xi. 29-xii. 18. Written in double columns of 44 lines, in a fine uncial hand, resembling, but not identical with, that of the Codex Amiatinus. The text is substantially identical ..., 0700-0715 British Library
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creatorOf Greenwell, William. The young clerks remembrancer in court hand : Wherein is shewed the names of men and women, days of ye month, date of the year, names of the shires and countyes in Great Britain, the principal cities titles of honour trades and summes of money in Latin and English. Also abbreviations bond judgment and a writ. / Wm. Greenwell. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Avebury, John Lubbock, 1st Baron, 1834-1913. Avebury Papers. A. General Correspondence, 1855-1911. Vol. XXV (ff. 96). 1896. British Library
creatorOf William Greenwell: Letters to Spencer George Perceval, 1876-1908 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf JOSEPH A. PIPPET: sketches of ecclesiastical furniture and fittings; late 19th cent. Purchased of H. Bristow Ltd., 10 April 1979. Paper. Three volumes. British Library
creatorOf Two CHARTERS relating to the grant of St Pancras Church, Middlesex, to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral, London, by William de Belmeis, Canon of the same; circ. 1163-1181, circ. 1183 British Library
creatorOf Avebury, John Lubbock, 1st Baron, 1834-1913. Avebury Papers. A. General Correspondence, 1855-1911. Vol. V (ff. 187). 1867-1868. British Library
referencedIn NEW PALAEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 170). Correspondence, etc., addressed almost entirely to Sir George Frederic Warner, G.C.B. (ff. 1-128 passim), and to Julius Parnell Gilson (ff. 61-170 passim); 1900-1928. During their successive term..., 1900-1928 British Library
referencedIn No. Xll. England, co. Cumberland-co. Middlesex. ff. 840.includes:f. 1 County of Cumberland: Illustrations, etc., of sculptured stones in, by the same: 19th cent.f. 7 Addingham, Cumberland: Drawing of sculptured stone at: 19th cent.f. 9 Aspatria... British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 274). 17 Feb. 1879-5 Oct. 1901.includes:ff. 1, 4, 223, 226, 230-232b Alfred Gillett, of Overleigh, Street, county Somerset: Letters to S. G. Perceval: 1878-1890.f. 2 Edward Laws, Hon. Secretary of Tenby Museum: Letters to S. G. Perc... British Library
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