WOOD, James, and St. John’s College Cambridge. 14801



Manuscript certificate of residence, signed by James Wood as Master, in favour of Charles Collins, and sent as a letter to George Harris at Rugby School, to facilitate the payment of Collins’ Exhibition. 9 x 7 inches, in good condition, with the integral address leaf (postal markings). St. John’s College, Cambridge, 29 May 1820. James Wood (1760-1839), mathematician, Master of St. John’s and Dean of Ely, author of standard text books: The Elements of Algebra (1795), The Principles of Mechanics (1796) and The Elements of Optics (1798).