CFHS code : AG272

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ALFRED ROSE Master of Arts Clerk in Holy Orders for [56] years Fellow of Emmanuel College remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : n/a

Rose grave
Rose grave

Monument

Headstone, fallen face up [see Illustration 1]. In the parish area of St Andrew the Great, this grave is located close to the west wall.

Inscription

[Now illegible: given below as per Cambridgeshire Family History Society]

‘Sacred to the memory of
Alfred Rose Master of Arts
Clerk in Holy Orders
for [53] years Fellow of Emmanuel College’

[remainder illegible]

Alfred Rose (1840-1919)

Career

Alfred Rose was born on 23 January 1840. He was admitted to Emmanuel College in 1859 to read mathematics, graduating 3rd Wrangler (1863) and MA (1866). He was ordained deacon (1864) and priest (1865) in the Diocese of Ely, and served as curate of Ramsgate (1865-66). Appointed Fellow of the College in 1866 and Senior Fellow in 1913, he also served for many years as its Bursar. He died on 15 October 1919.

Interests and character

Photograph of Chapman's Garden, Emmanuel College, before 1914. Taken by Alfred Rose
Photograph of Chapman’s Garden, Emmanuel College, before 1914. Taken by Alfred Rose

Rose was a proficient amateur photographer of the College buildings and grounds, and many of his glass plates have been preserved in the College photograph archive [see Illustration 2: Rose’s photograph of Chapman’s Garden, taken before 1914]. He was also a keen botanist and went on many plant-collecting expeditions to the continent, from which the College gardens benefitted. He was also an active member of the University Botanical Gardens Syndicate.

He was regarded with great affection as a kindly, courteous and unselfish man, who contributed a great deal to the College.

 

 

Sources:
Emmanuel College Magazine xxii (1918-20), pp. 4-5
college records

By Amanda Goode, Archivist, Emmanuel College (with Ian Bent)

Alfred Rose