Henry Richards Luard

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Henry Richards Luard (25 August 1825, London – 1 May 1891, Cambridge) was a British medieval historian and antiquary.[1] He is buried at Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground, Cambridge, with his wife who pre-deceased him in 1889, the youngest daughter of the late Archdeacon Hodson.

Biography[edit]

Luard was the son of Henry Luard. He received his early education at Cheam. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1847, and 1849 was elected to a Fellowship.[2] He entered holy orders, and served as vicar of Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge from 1860 to 1887.[3][4]

Antiquary work[edit]

Luard was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and of King's College London, and was Registrary of the University of Cambridge, and worked on cataloguing the manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library. He was an early scholarly editor of the papers of Isaac Newton,[5] and contributed to the Rolls Series.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Biography on bartleby.com
  2. ^ "Luard, Henry Richards (LRT843HR)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ PDF, hipweb.cambridgeshire
  4. ^ Obituary, The Times, Monday 4 May 1897, Issue 33315, p. 6
  5. ^ The Newton Project