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Master's House, Magdalene College, Cambridge f.7

Master's House, Magdalene College, Cambridge f.7

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1835

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36360

Item number: f.7

Length: 18.1

Width: 25.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

The College dates back to 1428 when Henry VI approved a hostel to be built on the site to house Benedictine monks coming from their monasteries to study theological law at the University.

Famous alumni from Magdalene (pronounced "maudlin") include the 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys, the 19th-century Irish nationalist leader Charles Parnell and George Mallory, the explorer and mountaineer, who died near the summit of Everest in 1924.

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