Ambrose Atfield d.1684
Ambrose ATFIELD d.1684
BA Balliol College, Oxford 1651, MA 1654, fellow 1655; DD (Cambridge) 1665. Vicar of St Leonard, Shoreditch 1666, Rector of St Mary Somerset, London 1676, prebendary of St Paul's 1683. President of Sion College 1679-80, when he was involved in the acquisition for the College of a seized Jesuit library.
Atfield's library, together with that of John Cooth (1691), was auctioned in London by Edward Millington, 25 May 1685. The sale contained 2,943 lots, plus 53 tract/pamphlet vols and 65 bundles of pamphlets (of the main lots, 1477 Latin and 1,466 English); the catalogue does not distinguish which books came from which source. his funeral sermon, printed shortly after his death, does not contain any references to his library.
A book in the Plume Library has Atfield's name on the flyleaf, and a note of the purchase price "in rough leather". This book was lot 106 on p.37 of the sale catalogue.
- Catalogue variorum librorum ... Rev. Doct. Amb. Atfield, 1685, ESTC r5907.
- Pearrce, E. H. Sion College and Library, Cambridge, 1913, 250-1, 345.
- Pearson, R. A sermon preached at the funeral of ... Ambrose Atfield, 1684, ESTC r23231.
- Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.