Samuel Alston 1717-1758

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Samuel ALSTON 1717-1758

Alston's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection, 427)

Biographical Note

Of Newton, Suffolk; LL.B Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1743, LL.D 1748. Rector of Waterden, Norfolk 1740-50, of Burnham Overy 1743-50, and of Gunthorp 1750.


Alston used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 427); the extent and disposition of his library are not known.


  • Blatchly, J., Some Suffolk and Norfolk ex-libris, London, 2000, p.29.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • Venn, J. and J.A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.