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University of Cambridge

 Organization

Biography

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 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

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).
 File

Correspondence between Holbrook (one letter, carbon copy) and D. P. F. McCallum of the University of Cambridge (one letter), 29 Oct. 1993 (and undated)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9987/7/1/233
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Letters are to Holbrook unless otherwise stated.

Dates: 29 Oct. 1993 (and undated)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection contains personal correspondence. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) apply to access. Two files are restricted on grounds of confidentiality, and a number of files are not available for research on account of the poor physical condition of the documents they contain.
 File

Correspondence concerning honorary degress conferred during the Cambridge University vice-chancellorship of John Peile, 1891-1893

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2744.15
Scope and Contents Including letters (to Peile unless otherwise stated) from: S. G. Phear, 1, 8, 12, and 20 Oct. 1891, re a degree for H. W. Yeatman-Biggs, bishop of Coventry. N. D. J. Straton to H. M. Butler, 1 Jan. 1892; Butler, 2 Jan. 1892; Straton, 20, 21 and 24 Jan. 1892; G. F. Cobb, 23 Jan. 1892, re a degree for Straton. E. H. Morgan, 13, 14, and 17 Jan. 1893; note of a grace for 19 Jan. 1893; H. A. Morgan, 17 and 27 Feb. 1893, re a degree for W. C. Ingram, dean of Peterborough. C. S. Roy, 26 and 27 Feb....
Dates: 1891-1893
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).
 File

Degree Certificates, 1954-1974

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9843/1/9
Scope and Contents

Degree certificates for Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts awarded by the University of Cambridge on the 26 June 1954 and 8 February 1958 respectively. Also includes a certifying statement from Downing College dated 24 June 1974 confirming the dates Baxandall was a member of Downing College

Dates: 1954-1974
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for researchers using Cambridge University Library. Some items of personal correspondence have been closed.
 Series

Petition, Cambridge University, 3 May 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/96
Scope and Contents

Petition of over 380 undergraduates to George IV on his accession, requesting the grant of a celebratory 'term'; possibly drawn up by Augustus Granville Stapleton, St John's; no evidence that it was presented

Dates: 3 May 1820
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).
 Item

Programme of the ceremony for the award of honorary degrees in the University of Cambridge, 4 June 1953 (date of ceremony)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9578/42
Scope and Contents

Printed booklet. Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the graduands.

Dates: 4 June 1953 (date of ceremony)
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).
 Fonds

S.S.F. Calleja: Letter to Cambridge University, 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/204
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1889
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).
 Series

University of Cambridge, 1902-1903 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9787/11/1-15
Scope and Contents

Lists of signatures of examiners: History (1903), Medicine (1902 and n.d.), Mediaeval and Modern Languages (1903), Music (n.d.), Natural Sciences (1903), Oriental Studies (n.d. [before 1882]), Political Economy (n.d.), and Theology (1903) [individual signatures in this section have not been indexed below].

Dates: 1902-1903 (Circa)
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).
 Series

University of Cambridge: Papers relating to procedure on degree days, 1891-1892

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/41
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1891-1892
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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