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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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 Fonds

Returns for attendances of freshmen at Adam Sedgwick's lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3144
Dates: 1815-1816
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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Revisers of the English Bible: Minutes, Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6923-6950
Scope and Contents

Notebooks and loose papers created and accumulated by the companies and committees engaged in the revision of the English Bible. The papers are mainly in English, with small amounts of French and Ancient Greek.

Dates: 1870-1899
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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Richard Boulind: Cambridge Libraries Questionnaire

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9357
Scope and Contents Completed questionnaire returns, some with accompanying correspondence, library guides and photographs of buildings, books and manuscripts. There is also an index. The correspondents include Andrew J. Armour (Assistant Chief Librarian, Cambridgeshire); Michael J. Farrar (County Archivist, Cambridgeshire); Kenelm Foster (Librarian, Blackfriars, Cambridge); Martin Golding (Librarian, Peterhouse); Virginia M. Kerr, (Avery Library, Columbia University, New York); Jean F. Lambert (Librarian,...
Dates: 1985
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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Richard Gooch: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2616
Scope and Contents A collection of treatises, published and unpublished, extracts, notes, drats and verses, many relating to the University of Cambridge. Includes drafts of the following works by Gooch: 'Liber Cantabrigienses', unpublished biographical notes on officials and students of the University of Cambridge; 'The British Youths' Familiar History of the Town and University of Cambridge', unpublished; 'America and the Americans', unpublished, with 15 watercolour sketches; 'Cantabrigia', newspaper cuttings...
Dates: 1823-1839
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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Robert Willis: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5058-5062, 5064
Scope and Contents

Papers concerning Willis's book; The architectural history of the University of Cambridge and of the colleges of Cambridge and Eton. The writer or compiler is Willis unless otherwise indicated.

Dates: 1857-1880 (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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Rubbings of sixteenth-century bindings in the University and college libraries of Cambridge, the Fitzwilliam Museum and in private hands

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6654-6655
Dates: 1910-1913 (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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Rupert Chawner Brooke: Draft of John Webster and the Elizabethan drama (London, 1916).

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6202-6203
Scope and Contents

Includes an appendix and a typescript of chapters from the same work.

Dates: 1911-1912
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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Samuel Sandars: Transcribed extracts from British Library manuscripts concerning the town and University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.729
Scope and Contents Inside front cover, a note `Care has been taken not to copy any thing contained in MSS. Baker II, IV, VI, IX, X, XI, as transcripts of these volumes are already in Cambridge Unviersity Library'. [1] (fol.2) `Vetus liber Archdiaconi Eliensis', dealing with church furniture in Cambridge c.1276-1349, from Baker MS.3 (Harl.7030), p.507, a transcript of Caius College MS.204; in Latin. [2] (fol.16) Andrew Perne, order against playing football, 1580, from Baker MS.3, p.423. [3] (fol.17) Note of...
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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Sir Frederic Charles Bartlett: Notebooks and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8076
Scope and Contents The collection covers Bartlett's scientific and professional work. It comprises notebooks, a small amount of correspondence, and drafts and notes for lectures, addresses and papers; many are written on the back of undergraduates' essays or examination scripts, and very few are dated. The collection includes notebooks of Bartlett's early experiments on memory and association tests, 1914-1917 (A.4; A.6-A.9; A.11). There is no biographical material as such, but B.86 contains an autobiographical...
Dates: 1950 (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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Sir Herbert Butterfield: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Butterfield
Scope and Contents

The papers described in this catalogue date chiefly from the end of the Second World War to the 1970s; from the beginning of this period Butterfield was assisted in his University and college duties by a secretary. The collection documents almost all aspects of his academic life and writings, and provides a record of the wider development of historical studies over the course of his career.

Dates: 1786-1979 (Much of the material is undated, so approximate dates have been given.)
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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Sir William Lawrence Bragg and others: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8328
Scope and Contents Sir William Lawrence Bragg: letters and notes regarding a book on crystals (1929, 1 folder, c. 23 items) Notes headed 'X ray Optics (crystal physics)', handwritten and typed. Notes beginning '(1) Temperature factors', handwritten. Letter from Miss W.E. Deighton, sending copies of letters between Mr Astbury and Sir William Henry Bragg, about 'the book', Feb. 1929. Correspondence between William Henry Bragg and W.L. Bragg, Jan. - Feb. 1929, about a proposed book on crystals, including a...
Dates: 1950 (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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Societas Sanctae Crucis: Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5053
Scope and Contents 278 folios: (fos 1-3) preliminary notice; (fos 4-8) E.B. Pusey to Sabine Baring-Gould, 9 January [1854]; (fos 9, 10) copy of a letter from James Elwin Millard to Baring-Gould, 24 January [1854]; (fos 11 and 12) copy of a letter from J.M. Neale to an unidentified recipient, 21 February 1854; (fos 13, 14) dates of meetings held; (fo. 15) list of members; (fos 16, 17) statements of accounts; (fos 20-42) minutes of meetings and a report, 28 October 1854 - 20 May 1855. Fos i, ii, 18, 19 and...
Dates: 1854-1855
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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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).
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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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The 1570 Statutes of the University of Cambridge, and related material

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.722
Scope and Contents

In the hand of William Sandcroft. (fo. 6) note with autograph of Sancroft, 'Of two statutes, the restrayning Statute doth bind. If neither restrained, the latter doth bind.'; (fo. 6v) alphabetical list of contents; (fo. 8) address to University by Elizabeth I; (fo. 9) statutes of the University, 1570.

Dates: 1690 (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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The Cambridge Election

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.624
Scope and Contents

An anonymous set of verses in seven stanzas. Fo. 1: 'Samuel Sandars'.

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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Thomas George Bedford and others: Class Experiments

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8325
Scope and Contents Box 1: class experiments, 1911-1922, nos. 15-48, by Bedford and Stead. Box 2: class experiments, 1911-1939, nos. 54-89, by Bedford. Box 3: class experiments, 1911-1935, nos. 91-158, by Bedford, Stead and Roberts. Box 4: class experiments, 102.1-103.1. Box 5: class experiments, 103.5-105.2. Box 6: class experiments, 1907-1922, nos. 161-205, by Bedford and Searle. Box 7: class experiments, 1912-1925, nos. 213-266. Box 8: class experiments, 1919-1938, nos. A-H, by Bedford, Roberts, Reimann and...
Dates: 1907-1939 (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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Thomas Gray: Catalogue of Books in the Royal Library

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5994
Scope and Contents

A catalogue of books in the Royal Library of Cambridge University Library, mainly incunabula, in the hand of Thomas Gray. The arrangement, in two shelves, antedates that of F.S. Parris' catalogue (1752).

Dates: 1742-1752 (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 — Multiple Containers

Thomas Hilken: Collections for ''Engineering at Cambridge University 1783-1965'' (1967)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8118
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Thomas Hilken, Engineering at Cambridge University, 1783-1965 (Cambridge University Press, 1967). Box 1: Notes compiled from the Cambridge University reporter, Faculty Board of Engineering notes and minutes, and other sources, including material on the Engineering Laboratory. Box 2: Edited drafts of Engineering at Cambridge University. Box 3: The printed version of Engineering at Cambridge University; a manuscript draft of the book, including additional material not found...
Dates: 1957 (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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Thomas Man: Cambridge University Medical Diploma

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6610
Scope and Contents Cambridge medical diploma granted to Thomas Man, 1681, in Latin, 22 folios: (fo. 4) letter from B. Benham to C. Sayle, 7 July 1917; (fo. 5) list of Cambridge medical degree diplomas in the British Museum; (fo. 6) particulars of the career of Thomas Man, in the hand of A. Gray, Master of Jesus; (fo. 7) diploma granted by the University of Cambridge to T. Man of Jesus College, 2 June 1681; (fo. 8) blank. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Sir William Osler, Bart, with the number...
Dates: 1681-1917
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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Thomas Pierce Williams: Notes on astronomy, physics and mathematics

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4308-4316
Scope and Contents

Notes compiled by Thomas Williams when an undergraduate at Cambridge University.

Dates: 1809-1810
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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Trinity College Cambridge Book Club: Minutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6169
Scope and Contents

Includes lists of members, books and names of candidates. There are many blank pages.

Dates: 1852-1860
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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Tripos verses

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3873
Scope and Contents 44 sets of Latin verses, circulated when an act for degree was kept, written in various hands. Nos 1-14 are dated 1575-1584. The following are endorsed: 'Carmina bach. tripodis 17o f[eb.] primo die quadragesime 1579 secundum compotum ecclesie Anglie' [3]; 'Carmina patris viz magistri Hutchynson in ultimo actu scilicet 17 Martii 1579 secundum compu[tum...]' [4]; 'Carmina patris die comitiorum quadragesime 1581' [7]; 'primo die Quadragesime 1582 secundum computum ecclesie etc. D. Palmer Tri.'...
Dates: 1575-1590 (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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True Blue Club: Minute Books

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8877
Scope and Contents

Minute books for 1756-1865, 1865-1959, and 1959-88; with Copy minutes for 1756-1865 and 1865-1913. The books cover rules, lists of members, fines for offences against the rules, notes of meetings, dinners, and other meals.

Dates: 1756-1988
Conditions Governing Access: Partially restricted. No restriction on access for material older than 80 years. No photocopying, but other means allowed.
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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).
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