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D'OYLY, Reverend Dr George (1778-1846)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA D'Oyly
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: D'OYLY, Reverend Dr George (1778-1846)
Date(s): 1820-1846
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 letter
Name of creator(s): D'Oyly | George | 1778-1846 | clergyman, theologian and biographer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1778; educated at schools at Dorking, Putney and Kensington; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1796, graduated BA as second wrangler and second Smith's prizeman; member's prize for Latin essay, and elected Fellow, 1801; ordained deacon, 1802; ordained priest, 1803; curate of Wrotham, Kent, 1804-1806; moderator, University of Cambridge, 1806-1809; Proctor, 1808; Select preacher, 1809-1811; appointed Hulsean Christian Advocate, 1811; appointed domestic chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1813; frequently contributed to the Quarterly Review, whilst resident at Cambridge, c.1806-1813; rector of Buxted, Sussex, 1815; rector of Lambeth, Surrey, and Sundridge, Kent, 1820; treasurer to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, member of the London committee of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and a principal promoter of the establishment of King's College London, attacking the secular London University (now University College London) by his letter to Sir Robert Peel signed 'Christianus'; died 1846.
Publications: Letters to Sir William Drummond and Remarks on Sir William Drummond's Oedipus Judaicus (1813); Two discourses preached before the University of Cambridge on the doctrine of a particular providence and modern unitarianism (1812); D'Oyly and Mant's Bible (with Reverend R Mant), (for SPCK, 1814); Life of Archbishop Sancroft, 2 vols (1821); Sermons, chiefly doctrinal, with notes (1827).


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Robert Southey (1774-1845) discussing various sites for King's College London, in particular Somerset House, Regent's Park and Southwark, 1828.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by the Secretary's Office, King's College London.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

D'Oyly Bayley's Account of the House of D'Oyly 2 vols, by his son C J D'Oyly, (1847).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1995); King's College London, Manuscripts and Private Papers, A Select Guide; British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiler: Julie Tancell.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2000

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