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Excerpt from St. Johns CollegeThe History of the College of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge, written in the first half of the eighteenth century by Thomas Baker, remained in manuscript until the year 1869, when it was edited by professor MayorMoreExcerpt from St. Johns CollegeThe History of the College of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge, written in the first half of the eighteenth century by Thomas Baker, remained in manuscript until the year 1869, when it was edited by professor Mayor for the University Press. The editor supplemented Bakers labours by the addition of numerous and elaborate illustrative notes and also by a large amount of material relating to the history of the college subsequent to the date with which Bakers narrative concludes, taken partly from the Continuation by William Cole and partly from his own extensive biographical collections. The entire work, extending to 1,225 closely printed large octavo pages, well deserves, on account of the illustrations it affords of learning and letters in England throughout the period, a place in every historical library. Of the unprinted sources in the college archives, to which Baker and his editor alike had access, the latter also supplies a full account.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.