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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA D'Oyly
D'OYLY, Reverend Dr George (1778-1846)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
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).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

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

System of arrangement

Single item.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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.

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Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Publication note

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

Description control

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 online 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.

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Date(s) of descriptions

March 2000

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Personal names

  • D'Oyly, George, 1778-1846, Clergyman, Theologian and Biographer
  • Southey, Robert, 1774-1843, Poet, Journalist and Biographer

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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