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The Tripos is the formal examinations of the University of Cambridge. It is commonly divided into two parts, which are taken successively. Hector Munro Chadwick (1870-1947) was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge University, 1912-1945. Queen Elizabeth visited Cambridge University in August 1564. Sir William Cecil, Secretary of State and Chancellor of the University, requested that a book be compiled of verses composed by members of the University in honour of the visit. Most of the colleges contributed verses, but King's College compiled its own volume. The book was presented to the Queen and returned by her to Cecil. A second volume, detailing college founders, benefactors and members, was prepared, but is now lost.

Found in 148 Collections and/or Records:

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Adam Sedgwick: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7652
Scope and Contents Section I A-H. Letters to Sedgwick, 1821-1849, relating to English geology, museum accessions, etc. Section II A-Z, AA-II. Letters to Sedgwick, 1850-1872, relating to geology, the work of John William Salter, museum accessions, Lucas Barratt, etc. The correspondents include Harry Govier Seeley, Henry Keeping and Henry Wilkinson Cookson. JJ-OO. Letters to George William Featherstonhaugh and Osmond Fisher, 1827-c.1890s. The correspondents include Sir Richard Owen, Roderick Murchison and his wife,...
Dates: 1818-1916
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Address to Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6211
Scope and Contents An address by the University of Cambridge to Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend, thanking him for his part in securing Bishop Moore's library for the University, 1715. There is a draft of Townshend's reply, an account of the expenses of foreign ministers of the British Crown, 1741, and an address from the University of Louvain to the University of Cambridge, 1919.
Dates: 1715-1919
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Albert Brighton: Undergraduate lecture notebooks

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8065-8067
Scope and Contents Notebooks on lectures attended by Albert Brighton while taking the natural sciences tripos at Cambridge University.
Dates: 1919-1922
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Alfred Edward Housman: Academic Notes and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6874-6902
Scope and Contents Notes on classical literature.
Dates: 1900-1936 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Alwyn Faber Scholfield: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7894-7895
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with Montague Rhodes James, notes on classical literature and translations, correspondence and material relating to the University Library.
Dates: 1905-1968
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ambarum Club: Minutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6367
Scope and Contents Minute book with list of members, 74 folios.
Dates: 1880-1917
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Baskerville Club: Minutes and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6673
Scope and Contents Minute book and associated papers, in several hands, 83 folios: fo. 2: minutes of meetings, 28 October 1903 - 25 February 1922; fo. 26: printed letters from the secretary proposing and announcing the dissolution of the club, receipts for money handed to the University Library, lists of rules and members, and other related papers.
Dates: 1903-1931
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union: Records and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8722
Scope and Contents Minutes of the committees and meetings; accounts; records of members and speakers, including membership record cards; correspondence about meetings and speakers; files of the Mission Committee, President, Vice-President and the secretaries; and miscellaneous files concerning the constitution, the President, activities and literature, with catalogues of tape recordings, miscellaneous photographs and letters, and Basil Atkinson's memoirs. Also includes 2 boxes of correspondence about meetings and...
Dates: 1978-1986 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge student's commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4138
Scope and Contents Written in four hands after 1624, 71 folios: (fos 1-66) various ballads, verses, poems and epitaphs, some of which have been printed; (fo. 66v) 'London 1868'. Attached to a flyleaf at the end are 19th century notes by F.W. Cosens on the contents. The bookplate of F.W. Cosens also appears inside the front cover.
Dates: 1624 (after)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge Symphony Concerts executive committee: minute book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6238
Scope and Contents With accounts and programmes, 53 folios.
Dates: 1905-1909
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University: Academic papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5050-5051
Dates: 1840-1942
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University: 'An expostulatory address of the undergraduates of the University of Cambridge to the Doctor and 36 Masters of Arts, met together at the [?] Tavern and adjourned to the eleventh of January', 1750

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/57
Scope and Contents 'Sent by the post to a gentleman of each College, in the University, Jany. the 4th. 1750.' They have not been consulted about changes in University for 'time immemorial'; hope that the right may be restored to them in remodelling of laws and customs and statutes; ask that a delegation may attend next meeting
Dates: 1750
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Charters and Statutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4134
Scope and Contents Copies of statutes and other papers. There are 'Memoranda quaedam Logices Artem Spectantia' written from the opposite end of the book (fos 90-63), apparently by Nicholas Stuart, whose name appears on fo. 91v (17th century). On fos 18-19r are notes of Cambridge University and college statutes dated 'Jan 1 1852', in the hand of F.H. Dickinson. On fos 59-63, in the same hand, is an 'Index taken from the Dean of Windsor's copy of the quarto edn of the statutes of 1785 P VI Dec. 31 1851', and notes...
Dates: 1561-1852 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Library: Index to Signatures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6450
Scope and Contents List of autograph signatures found in books in Cambridge University Library, 168 folios. The names are arranged in alphabetical order. Most of the entries are in the hand of C.E. Sayle, with some in that of F.J.H. Jenkinson. The entries were first made in 1894. Probably few if any entries were made after 1929 and the book is not now in use.
Dates: 1894-1929 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Library: Visitors' Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6370
Scope and Contents 476 folios. The book contains the signatures of recipients of honorary degrees and of other distinguished visitors to the University Library, beginning August 1895. Among the signatures are: (p. 13) Edward R&I, Alexandra, Victoria; (p. 39) Victoria Princess Louis of Battenberg, Louis of Battenberg; (p. 49) Arthur James Balfour; (p. 51) Haig, Jellicoe; (p. 53) Charles M. Doughty; D. Lloyd George, A. Bonar Law, Austen Chamberlain; (p. 55) J.J. Thomson, G.W. Balfour; (p. 59) Cosmo Ebor; (p....
Dates: 1895-1986
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Petition presented to the House of Lords against the Irish Church Bill

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.726
Scope and Contents Autograph signatures of members of the senate in support of petition to House of Lords opposing the Irish Church bill. After (fo. 7) heads of colleges and (fo. 8) professors the signatures are arranged by college. They appear on strips of paper, pasted into the volume. There is (fo. 2) a full list of contents, which includes related material both MS. and printed.
Dates: 1869
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Poll Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5934
Scope and Contents Poll book for the election of Cambridge University members to Parliament, 22 August 1727, 26 folios. The list is arranged by colleges.
Dates: 1727
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Prayer Union: Minute Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6761
Scope and Contents Minute book, written in various hands, 199 folios. Attached to a flyleaf at the beginning is a letter from S.R. Smith to A.F. Scholfield, University Librarian, 10 October 1934.
Dates: 1891-1934
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Society for the Promotion of Religious Equality: Membership Roll and Minutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6661-6663
Dates: 1875-1883
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University: Statutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6456
Scope and Contents Extracts from the statutes of the University of Cambridge: (fo. 1) Elizabethan statutes; (fo. 41) Royal letters of Kings James I, Charles I and Charles II to the University; (fo. 57) further statutes and decrees covering the same period. Inside the front cover are the names 'Mr. Bright, 36 Cadogan Place' and Lilley and Britnell. There are also various numbers of sale catalogues.
Dates: 1700 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Tory True Blue Club: Minutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5996
Scope and Contents On the fly-leaf is a rough list of contents and on fo. 186 an index to club dinners. Fos 171-185 are blank, as are the versos, except for occasional notes.
Dates: 1828-1830
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University: Verses presented to Queen Elizabeth

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8915
Scope and Contents 'Orationes & Carmina Acadamiae [sic] Cantabr: ad Elizab: Reginam 1564', around 315 sets of verses by 255 authors, all named and arranged by college. There are verses in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Syriac.Here is to be noted that before her highnes cam to the towne by aduertisment of master Secretorie / order was taken for the makyng of twoe bookes to be exhibited vnto her grace. In thone should be wrighten in Romayne hand all the verses bothe of greeke / and laten heb. Caldee / and...
Dates: 1564
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cantab Fables

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5966
Scope and Contents A collection of stories illustrative of Cambridge life, 54 folios: (fo. 2) list of contents; (fo. 3) text. There are various pen-and-ink sketches by way of illustration, a few on paper gummed to the leaves. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Catherine Mary Wellings and 'E.P. Wellings 1873'.
Dates: 1831
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cavendish Laboratory: Experimental Notebooks

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8326
Scope and Contents Notebooks describing experiments carried out at the Cavendish Laboratory: Box 1: to 1900 Box 2: 1902-1905 Box 3: 1906-1922 Box 4: 1911-1934
Dates: 1900-1934 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Charles Cockerell: Designs for Cambridge University Library

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9272
Dates: 1829-1840
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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