Samuel Ward and the King James Bible

University Library digitises notebook of Sidney's third Master

Samuel Ward's papers, kept in the College's Muniment Room, hold important clues as to the role that the third Master of Sidney Sussex played in the production of the King James Bible at the beginning of the seventeenth century.  As was widely reported in 2015, Jeffrey Alan Miller of Montclair State University identified in Ward’s hand what might well be the earliest extant translations of that landmark work.

Now, with the support of College alumnus John Osborn, the University Library has digitised Ward's notebook (MS Ward B).  You can see the notebook and read an introductory essay by Profesor Miller by visiting the University of Cambridge Digital Library website.

 

For further information please contact the Fellow Communications Officer, Dr Tom Lambert (FellowCommunicationsOfficer@sid.cam.ac.uk)

This is an archived news story first posted in April, 2017