RECORD: 'Admissions to Christ College' [1827] CC-T.1.2 Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe and Kees Rookmaaker (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned (with Geoffrey Thorndike Martin) and transcribed by John van Wyhe and Kees Rookmaaker 8.2006. RN5

NOTE: This admissions book records Darwin's admission, not his residence in College, which began in Lent Term (January) 1828.

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Reproduced with permission of the Master and Fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge.

See an introduction to the admissions books by John van Wyhe.


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Catalogus Studiosorum qui admissi sunt in Collegium Christi a Festo Divi Michaelis 1827 ad Festum eiusdem 1828.- Joannes Croft Praelector.

[The third entry down:]

Octobris 15. Carolus Darwin,

admissus est Pensionarius Minor sub Mro Shaw.1

1 Mro = Magister (meaning M.A.) Joseph Shaw was Darwin's tutor until 1829 when he was succeeded by John Graham. See Steel 1949, pp. 40-1 and Piele 1913. Darwin was admitted a 'pensioner', one of three ranks of students: fellow commoners (younger sons of noblemen or very wealthy individuals), pensioners (coming from the French for boarder) and sizars. A pensioner being a commoner who was able to pay all of his own fees and expenses without a scholarship.

English translation:

List of students who are admitted to Christ College from the Feast of Saint Michael [29 September] 1827 to the same Feast in 1828. –

October 15. Charles Darwin admitted as Minor Pensioner under Master Shaw.


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