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University of Cambridge

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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 148 Collections and/or Records:

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J.S. Henslow: Letters to him re Palmerston's election as MP for Cambridge University

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8339
Scope and Contents

A series of letters addressed to the Rev. Professor Henslow, chairman of the committee for securing the return of the Lord Viscount Palmerston as representative in parliament for the University of Cambridge, 1826. There are contemporary chronological and alphabetical indexes accompanying the letters.

Dates: 1825-1826
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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Latimer Neville: Scrapbook on Cambridge University Elections

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9237
Scope and Contents Scrapbook on the elections of University M.P.s, the Chancellor and the High Steward. "Previous proceedings and correspondence are in another book", not preserved with this scrapbook. The volume contains letters, flysheets, pamphlets and additional papers relating to the selection of the Conservative candidate H. Cecil Raikes for the University, 1882 (pp.1-47,186-187); the formation of the Cambridge Conservative Association, 1891 (with letters from G.H. Darwin, G.F. Browne and J.H. Gray)...
Dates: 1880-1900 (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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List of Exercises of Bachelors and Doctors of Music

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6378
Scope and Contents

A reference-list of the exercises for the Degrees of Bachelor and Doctor of Music between the years 1875 and 1910, arranged in columns as follows: 1) name of recipient of degree; 2) degree; 3) date; 4) reference number of exercise. The names are in alphabetical order. The reference numbers are those of the University Library, where the exercises are kept. There are 22 folios.

Dates: 1875-1910
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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Lists of members of the Universities who did or did not take the Protestation ordered by Parliament, Feb. 1642, arranged by colleges.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3142
Scope and Contents

Copy in hand of John Eglington Bailey.

Dates: 1850 (Circa. Copy of original dated 1630.)
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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Marten Family: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7744
Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence, some early sporting photographs from the 1880s and ephemera of public school and university life from the late nineteenth century.

Dates: 1808-1964 (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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Medical Schools Building Committee: Minutes of fundraising committee

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3597
Scope and Contents With the following letters addressed, unless otherwise indicated, to Sir Norman Moore Bt, one of the hon. secretaries: (fo. 13v) T. Holmes, 26 Mar. [1898]; (fo. 14) W. H. Dickinson, 24 Mar. [1898]; (fo. 14v) Frederic Bagshawe to Dickinson, 23 Mar. 1898; (fo. 15) J. K. Fowler, 25 Mar. 1898; (fo. 15v) Donald W. Hood, 30 Mar. [1898?]; ((fo. 16) W. A. Brailey, 4 Mar. 1898; (fo. 16v) W. S. A. Griffith, 31 Mar. [1898?]; (fo. 17) Edward Liveing, 27 Mar. 1898; (fos 21v-25v, 29, 30, 31) Sir T....
Dates: 1898-1899
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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Minutes of meetings of the Council of the Senate of Cambridge University

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4317
Scope and Contents

In the hand of W.M. Campion, 15 November 1856 - 3 October 1862, 110 folios. The entries from 18 November 1857 to 7 December 1860 are in shorthand. Another hand appears on fos 22v, 23 and 57. Attached to fo. 95 is a letter from J. Fuller to W.M. Campion, 2 December 1861.

Dates: 1856-1862
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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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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Miscellaneous letters relating to Cambridge University

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7896
Scope and Contents

Includes documents on elections, appointments and statutes.

Dates: 3 July 1677-25 May 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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Montague Rhodes James: Collections of Manuscripts at Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4229
Scope and Contents

'Collections of Manuscripts at Cambridge, their History, Sources and Contents', the Sandars Lectures for 1903, 48 folios. A list of slides shown follows the text (fo. 45). The versos are blank throughout.

Dates: 1903
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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Montague Rhodes James: Sermons, Lectures and Addresses

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7484-7485
Dates: 1887-1935 (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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Papers dealing with cases before Vice-Chancellor's Court, University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.1603
Dates: 1609-1614
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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Pedigrees and Heraldic Miscellany

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6907-6913
Scope and Contents

A collection of rolls, pedigrees and books of arms formed by the Lambarde family, notably Francis Fane Lambarde (1868-1948), Brigadier General and antiquary.

Dates: 1587-1927
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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Peter Parham: Memoranda on Cambridge University

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7966
Scope and Contents

Manuscript memoranda concerning Cambridge University affairs.

Dates: 1666-1676 (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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Petition against the Act of Uniformity, University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.614
Scope and Contents

Petition by Members of the Senate to the Vice-Chancellor requesting that he will prepare a petition to the House of Commons against the Uniformity Act Amendment Bill. The signatures are arranged in one to two columns. Endorsed on the back in the hand of E. Atkinson (then Vice-Chancellor): 'Petition agst. Mr. Bouverie's Bill.'

Dates: 1863 (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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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).
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Petition of Irish Church Bill, University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.613
Scope and Contents

Petition by Members of the Senate to the Vice-Chancellor requesting him to submit a Grace to the Senate for affixing the Seal of the University to a Petition to the House of Lords against the Irish Church Bill. The signatures are arranged in two columns.

Dates: 1869 (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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Petition, University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.611
Scope and Contents

Petition of Bachelors of Arts and Undergraduates to King William IV against the return of a Whig Ministry with special reference to the Irish Church question. The signatures are arranged in three columns.

Dates: 1835 (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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Petition, University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.612
Scope and Contents

Petition of Members of the Senate to the Vice-Chancellor requesting him to prepare a University Petition to Parliament against the Endowed Schools Bill.

Dates: 1862 (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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Photographs of Cambridge groups and scenes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9723
Scope and Contents Probably collected by J. Hawtrey May. Formerly mounted in an album. Only Cambridge subjects and 'Spy' and 'Ape' cartoons are listed 1. 'Magpie and Stump mock trial – 1892' (a Trinity College Debating Society). Names listed, not always accurately. 2. 'The Epicureans' (on same board as [1]). A University debating society. Only Oscar Browning and G.E. Moore identified. 3. 'Cambridge dons. Procession to Gt St Marys for Memorial Service to Edward VII'. 6. 'The Hydahs Missionary Band 1900'. 7....
Dates: 1892-1907 (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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Poems on Several Occasions

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6374
Scope and Contents

106 folios. The volume is probably the verse commonplace book of a Cambridge student. The authorship of the poems is not stated. Pages 2-6 and 118-206 are blank. There is a list of contents at pp. 207-209.

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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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).
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Project for the Government of the University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4149
Scope and Contents 'A projecte conteyninge the State, Order, and Manner of Government of the University of CAMBRIDGE as it is to be seen in the Three & Fortieth Yeare Of our most gracious Soveraigne Queene ELIZABETH' transcribed by Michael Lort from an original said to have been in the possession of Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, and dedicated to Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle, Chancellor of the University, +1768. Edited by Michael Lort 1769. The verso is blank. Inside the front cover bookplate...
Dates: 1768 (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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Ralph Widdrington: Epistolae Cantabrigienses

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6868
Scope and Contents Written in various hands, 70 folios: (fo. 2) title-page; (fo. 4) text of epistles. Among the addressees are Johann Hevelius; King Charles II; Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle; Edward, Earl of Clarendon; William, Duke of Newcastle; Prince Rupert; Tobias Rustat; Sir William Morice; Duke of Buckingham; Edward, Earl of Manchester; Humphrey, Bishop of London; Gilbert, Archbishop of Canterbury; Richard, Archbishop of York; Grand Duke of Tuscany; James, Duke of Monmouth; George Monk; Sir Thomas...
Dates: 1650-1669
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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Redcliffe Nathan Salaman: Scientific, Personal and Family Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8171
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, notes, scientific papers, newscuttings and photographs. Also includes papers of Redcliffe Salaman's wife Nina Salaman.

Dates: 1843-1956 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Part 24 is restricted. Please apply to Department for Archives and Modern Manuscripts for access details.
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