MC:F14 Papers of Francis Swan (Fellow 1810-24)
How and when the manuscript arrived in the archives is unknown. Francis Swan (1787-1878) matriculated at Exeter College in 1803. He obtained a Demyship at Magdalen in 1807, receiving his BA in 1808 and his MA in 1810. Swan was a Fellow of Magdalen College from 1810-24, serving as Junior Dean of Arts in 1812, Senior Dean of Arts in 1813, Bursar in 1814 and Dean of Divinity in 1820. He was named Rector of Sausthorpe in 1819 and died in 1878.
Catalogued February 2005
MC:F14/MS1/1 circa 1805
Undated Latin letter from Swan to Rev. John Cockle (Fellow 1793-1809), Vice-President in 1805, in which he solicits Cockle’s support for an unspecified competition. The letter may form part of Swan’s request for a demyship at the College.