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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Draft book of Cambridgeshire manorial courts kept by Michael Dalton of West Wratting

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6920
Scope and Contents

Possibly intended for business of the Vice Chancellor's Court of the University when Dalton was deputy steward. Includes notes on duties of the clerk of the market, weights and measures and fines payable, draft minutes of the court, 1598 and copies of Elizabeth I's charter to the University, 1575. Also includes draft minutes of the courts of various manors in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, mostly the manors of Newmarket and Halesworth and Wratting Magna.

Dates: 1598-1614 (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).
 Fonds

Isaac Archer: Diary

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8499
Scope and Contents The diary is concerned primarily with Issac Archer's student life and his next twenty years as a clergyman. There is a wide range of subject matter, but the focus is on family relationships, ministerial duties, and Archer's spiritual concerns, particularly his decision to conform to the Anglican Church against the wishes of his father. There are 228 numbered pages, of which 95 pages cover Archer's parochial ministry, but only 16 describe the last 12 years of his life. The volume was not...
Dates: 1659-1700
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).
 Fonds

Miscellaneous collection of documents chiefly relating to the Cathedral and Diocese of Ely, and to the University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.41
Scope and Contents

Compiled by Samuel Knight DD. Includes statutes, copies of surveys, rentals, plans, notes on Robert Grossteste, charters, list of churches, biographical notes and lists of members of the church, notes on tenants and rents, testimonials to college figures, wills relating to College benefactions, orations, speeches to University of Cambridge Senate, lists of College fellows, copies of decrees relating to University of Cambridge.

Dates: 1317-1730 (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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