William Urry

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William Urry B.A., Ph.D., F.S.A., F.R.H.S. (1913–1981), Canterbury Cathedral and City Archivist, was born in Canterbury and educated at Kent College. In 1946 he was appointed assistant to William Blore, the Honorary Librarian of the Cathedral. He became Cathedral Librarian and Archivist in 1948 and in 1951 Archivist to the City of Canterbury. He was a Visiting Fellow to All Souls College, Oxford, in 1968 and the following year was appointed to Reader in Medieval Western Palaeography at Oxford and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall. He died in February 1981.[1]

Shelfmark W/I-5-27
Desiderius Erasmus. Adagiorum opus D. Erasmi ... per eundem exquisitissima cura recognitum & locupletatum, correctis ubique citationum numeris, ac restitutis indicibus. 1526.
Inscription on title page: Gredington Library bought at Iscwyd(?) Sale 19 Augst 1843.
Inscription on front free endpaper: Bibliothecae Capitulari D.D.D. W.G.U. 3 Mar. 1956.
Bound in brown quarter morocco with oak boards, blind-stamped decoration, by Jack Maple, 1956, signed 19M56.

CHEKER BOX O/S W/G-4-23 L-24-13 W2/A-13-8/10 BAY B PAMPH. 107/23 W2/A-12-13 W2/Q-13-9 W/S-12-3 DA 690 G 5

Shelfmark CCA-DCc-AddMs/95
[John Lewis]. The life of the learned and reverend John Johnson. (Manuscript, c. 1740)
Shelfmark CCA-DCc-LA-2/8
Canterbury Cathedral. Library. Catalogue of the books, both manuscript and printed, which are preserved in the library of Christ Church, Canterbury. 1802.
Administrative copy of the 1802 catalogue with pencil post-1966 shelfmarks on many pages, possibly by William Urry.
  1. Andrew Butcher, 'Introduction' in: William Urry, Christopher Marlowe and Canterbury, Lodon: Faber and Faber, 1988.