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 Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode

Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode

Birth
Taplow, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Death 5 Apr 1799 (aged 68)
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot The Cloisters (South Walk)
Memorial ID 19139 · View Source
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Bibliophile. He was an English master print and book collector, noted as the major benefactor for the British Museum. His contributions included 4,500 volumes of books, seven portfolios of drawings, one hundred portfolios of prints, plus coins, medals, shells, minerals and engraves gems. He earned degrees from Westminster School in 1742, Oxford Christ Church in 1846 and held a Studentship at Christ Church until his death. He was also a member of the Royal Society of Arts, Society of Dilettanti and was elected a trustee of the British Museum, in 1884.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 20 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19139
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode (23 Jun 1730–5 Apr 1799), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19139, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .