Thomas Paske 1676-1720

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Thomas PASKE 1676-1720

Biographical Note

Son of Thomas Paske of Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. BA Clare College 1697, fellow 1699, MA 1700, LL.D 1707, in which year he became a member of Doctors Commons. MP for the University of Cambridge 1710-20, Chancellor of the diocese of Exeter 1710.


Paske's library was sold by retail sale in London, beginning 26 January 1721. No catalogue survives, but the sale was advertised in several newspapers, as "consisting of history, divinity, law, antiquity, heraldry, architecture, and other faculties in Greek, Latin, Italian, French and English, several printed by the most famous printers, large paper, bound in morocco and other curious bindings".


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