Born in Ipswich in 1865, Notcutt came to St John's College in 1883. He graduated B.A. in 1886, being placed in the Second Class of Part I of the Natural Sciences Tripos, and in the same year was awarded a B.Sc. from London University. Notcutt subsequently practised as a solicitor in Ipswich with his father's firm, and received his LL.M. from Cambridge in 1893. He was a member of the Geological Association, Clerk to the governors of Ipswich School, and Cambridge University's representative on the East Suffolk Education Committee. He played both cricket and football for Suffolk County.
Letters from Notcutt to his mother written whilst studying at St John's College. The letters give a fascinating insight into the life of a Victorian Cambridge student, including information on food and accommodation, the Debating Society, sporting events, his studies and his social life.
Given by Mr G.S. Notcutt, March 1977.