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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 2 Collections and/or Records:

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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...
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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Taxor's book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4150
Scope and Contents

A Cambridge University taxor's book containing copies of charters, extracts from University Statutes, forms of proclamations and related papers. The versos are blank. Inside the front cover is 'F. H. Dickinson Oct. 2 1858 5s', 'Saml Sandars A M Trin. Coll. Camb. 1888', and a cutting from the printed catalogue of F.H. Dickinson's sale, in which the manuscript was lot 130. On the last fly-leaf in pencil is 'Bennett' (19th century).

Dates: 1750 (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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