File 698 - Photographs of Cambridge University clubs and a Trinity College room belonging to Lawrence Williams

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Photographs of Cambridge University clubs and a Trinity College room belonging to Lawrence Williams


  • 1895-1897 (Creation)

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7 mounted b&w photographs

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Son of the Rev. William and Marian Williams of Parciau, Anglesey, born 25 Apr. 1876. He attended Harrow, and then Trinity College, Cambridge, matriculating in Michaelmas term, 1894. He was made Second Lieut., in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1896, served in the Boer War 1898-1901, was made Captain in 1899 and Major in 1902. He served in World War I, in the 3rd Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, and was promoted to Colonel in 1919. He married Catherine E. A. Phibbs in 1897, and Elinor Henrietta Williams in 1909.

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Gift of Louise Corrigan, August 2023.

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Three photographs of the Cambridge University Drag club portraying groups on horseback with hounds. An Oct. 1895 photograph depicts the Master F. M. Freake, J. Brocklebank, C. E. Pease, A. D. H. [A. J. H. ?] Saw, Whips J. O. Murphy and H. B. Black, Hon. O. Bridgeman, J. V. Hermon, and L. Williams. There are two photographs from 1897: one of the Master and Whips, all from Trinity: Master the Earl of Ronaldshay [Lawrence Dundas] and Whips J. A. Crocker and H. S. McCorquodale, and another photograph of a large group, not identified individually.

There are two photographs of the Cambridgeshire Harriers, 1897: one photograph of the Master & Whips on horseback, with dogs: J. R. Aspinall (Trin: Hall), Whip; J. V. Hermon (Trin: Hall), Master, B. Hardy (Trin: Hall), Whip; and one photograph of the members on horseback with dogs, with three men and three women standing, not identified individually.

The other two photographs are of The Angels, Lent 1896, a group photograph of Lawrence Williams with W. H. Oakeley, F. E. C. Pilkington, O. J. Kuhn, Hon. W. James, all of Trinity, and E. H. Johnston, T. Simpson, G. O. G. Bramson, and C.R. Holmes of Trinity Hall. Each man is in a dinner jacket with a sash with an angel on the front. The second photograph is of a student room, probably belonging to Lawrence Williams, who lived at 27 Trinity Street while a student.

The photographs are accompanied by two labels from the versos of the frames of two [unidentified] photographs addressed to L. Williams from Messrs. Stearn, Photographers and Frame Makers, 72, Bridge Street, Cambridge.

All photographs are by Stearn or Stearn Bros., Cambridge.

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