John Ebenezer Foster (1847-1912) was born in Cambridge on 23 May 1847. He was educated in Amersham, before matriculating at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1865 (B.A., 1869; M.A., 1872). After completing his studies Foster established a practise as a solicitor in the city. He was a Cambridge antiquary, and served as honorary secretary and editor of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. He died in Cambridge on 27 October 1912.
282 folios: (fo. 1) will of John Powell; (fo. 3) will of Mrs Helen Pindar; (fo. 5) extracts from wills; (fo. 8) list of vice-chancellors of Cambridge University, 1506-1765; (fo. 21) list of registries of Cambridge University, 1506-1778; (fo. 24) notes of wills and biographical notes; (fo. 106) extracts from the burial registers of All Saints and St Michael's, Cambridge, relating to members of Trinity College; (fo. 124) extracts from the burial registers of All Saints, Cambridge, relating to members of Jesus College; (fo. 131) list of members of Trinity College buried 1685-1840; (fo. 133) list of members of Jesus College buried 1603-1845; (fo. 135) list of members of Christ's College buried 1636-1849; (fo. 138) list of members of Emmanuel College buried 1606-1809; (fo. 139) list of members of Sidney Sussex College buried 1616-1807; (fo. 141) alphabetical list of names A-Zachary. At fo. 117 is a letter from Henry Roberts to J.E. Foster, 27 March 1908.
Presented by Mrs H.G.S. Burn-Murdoch and Miss Joan Foster, 1915.