Thomas Kimpson d.1728

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Thomas KIMPSON d.1728

Biographical Note

From Lincolnshire; BA Queens' College, Cambridge 1682, MA 1700. Rector of Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire 1704-28.


Kimpson's library was sold by retail sale in London, beginning 7 January 1730, together with the books of Richard Hutton. The titlepage of the sale catalogue announced "a large collection of books, relating to the history, antiquities, and constitution of Great-Britain and Ireland; of the history of most foreign nations, and the antiquities of several of their principalities and counties: of architecture, sculpture, law, divinity, trade, husbandry, and classicks, in Usum Delphini, of the Paris editions, with several printed by Aldus, Rob. Stephens, and other curious printers: with a great many Italian books printed by Giolilo, Juntae, &c." There were also "an hundred volumes of vellum mss. on various subjects".


  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
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  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.