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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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University of Cambridge: Analysis of Poll in the Parliamentary Election

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.13
Dates: 1882
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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University of Cambridge: Catalogue of classical marbles

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2681
Scope and Contents

Catalogue of marble sculpture presented to the University of Cambridge by John Disney of The Hyde, Ingatestone, Essex.

Dates: 1850 (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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University of Cambridge Celibacy Debate

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.725
Scope and Contents

A collection of signatures, correspondence, financial papers and other material concerning the Celibacy Debate, 1857, compiled by Robert Potts, secretary to the Memorial Committee, c. 1853-70. Various hands. The collection includes original letters and signatures of many Cambridge figures from the period.

Dates: 1857
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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University of Cambridge: Draft of address to the King on the termination of war

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.4
Dates: 2 Apr. 1763
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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University of Cambridge: fragment of what appears to be a history of the University.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2718.3
Scope and Contents

Paginated 273 and 274, mutilated at end.

Dates: 1775 (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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University of Cambridge: Greek Question: Letters to John Peile

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.25
Dates: 1904-1905
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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University of Cambridge: Minutes and drafts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.8
Scope and Contents

Includes list of Members of Senate who reside within 1.5 miles of Great St Mary's Church, draft of a resolution by the Syndicate appointed to consider the proposals of the General Medical Council respecting medical education, Valuation of Propety Bill and a resolution on an assessment of University and College property.

Dates: 1863-1877
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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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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University of Cambridge Patent to Hugh Martin to be Stationer and Printer

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3465
Scope and Contents

Includes broken university seal in red wax.

Dates: 9 Dec. 1682
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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University of Cambridge: Petitions of MAs and Head of Houses to vice-chancellor and council of senate

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2717.4
Scope and Contents

Subjects include relief of work-people in Lancashire and Cheshire, the Irish Church Bill, the examination for the ordinary degree, the printing and distribution of class-lists, the University Improvement Board, and the abolition of religious tests.

Dates: 1862-1868
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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University of Cambridge: Pre-Elizabethan statutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2799
Scope and Contents

Inside front cover: 'R. Simpson' (in 17th-cent. hand).

Dates: 1650 (Circa. Written in a seventeenth century hand.)
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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University of Cambridge: Questionae Theologicae

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3320
Scope and Contents Five hands. In Latin. The following names and dates occur: Timothy Rivet, 'Quaestiones in Vesperiis Comitiorum', 1614; Laurence Bretton, 'Quaestiones in Die Comitiorum', 1615; John Bramhall, 7 June 1623; Arthur Scott; Joseph Naylor, 10 June 1625; George Parker, 25 June 1625; Thomas Aylesbury, 26 May 1626; George Fawcet, 7 June 1626; William Gilbert; Thomas Wood, 5 May 1627; John Land; Anthony Tuckney; William Fenner, 26 May 1627; John Mayer, May 1627; Nathaniel Fowle, 1 June 1627; Joseph...
Dates: 1613-1633
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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University of Cambridge Registry: Correspondence upon the Hours of clerks.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.15
Dates: 23 Nov. 1901-11 Jan. 1902
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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University of Cambridge: Statutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5046
Scope and Contents

'Leges sive Statuta Cantabrigiensis Academiae', statutes of Cambridge University of 1570, 21 folios. On fo. iv is a blazon of the arms of Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, who was the university's chancellor, 1614-1626. On fo. 1 is an initial E. emblazoned with the royal arms.

Dates: 1620 (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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University of Cambridge: Transcripts of letters and documents

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3823
Scope and Contents With occasional facsimiles of signatures taken from Lansdowne and Harley MSS in the British Library, from Lambeth Palace MS 663, and other MS sources. (fo. 20) autograph signatures of 'subscribers for the Imperial Dictionary': Mynors Bright, A. J. Manson, W. Scott, P. M. Clark, T. Carpenter, 'Miss Sutton', William Banham, Stephen Sparrow, 'Miss Mason', William Roberts, Edmund Carver, Richard Foster, C. H. Cooper, J. S. Purton, B. H. St John Pell, W. J. Roome, Frederick Pary, Edwin...
Dates: 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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Upware Republic Society: Visitors' Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6266
Scope and Contents

Visitors' book, in various hands, listing members of Cambridge University who visited Upware, 6 November 1851 - 14 May 1856, with notes and remarks, 46 folios. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Arthur B. Gray.

Dates: 1851-1856
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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William Bateson: Scientific Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, field notebooks, material relating to Bateson's career, lecture notes, material relating to the University of Cambridge, papers documenting various scientific debates, draft publications, lectures, material relating to societies and organisations and photographs.

Dates: 1859-1935 (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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William French: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8805
Scope and Contents

Thirty-five letters, mostly to French, including letters of support for his committee to elect Lord Lyndhurst as High Steward (1840), thanks for copies of his translation of the Psalms and replies to invitations to Installations of Chancellors.

Dates: 1820-1847
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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William Thomas: Notes on Cambridge colleges

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7877
Scope and Contents

Manuscript notes on Cambridge colleges, 293 pages, dated 30 January 1824, followed by an index. At the end of the volume are family trees and genealogical notes relating to the Thomas family.

Dates: 1824 (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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William Thomson, Lord Kelvin: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7342
Dates: 1840-1907 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the original papers is restricted. A set of microfilms is available for consultation, reference CM04807-CM04856
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William Webb: Cambridge Pedigrees

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5987
Scope and Contents A series of pedigrees transcribed by William Webb, collected c. 1816-1853, 188 folios. The pedigrees were mainly supplied by the College of Arms. Nearly all are of members of Cambridge University, tracing their descent from Edward I or Edward III. There are also a few descending from Henry VII, and two examples descending from the kings of Scotland. The pedigree on fo. 37v is of Henry VIII's descent through Elizabeth de Clare, foundress of Clare Hall. Written from the other end of the book...
Dates: 1853 (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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William Webb: correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7884
Dates: 1800-1850 (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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Zachary Grey: Abstracts and transcripts on religious and Cambridge University affairs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3308
Scope and Contents Autograph, with second hand interspersed. Including: (fo. 2) 'The horrid Barbarity of the Spanish Inquisition': preface by Grey, followed by abstract of William Lithgow, Totall Discourse of rare Adventures, 10th ed., pp. 421 ff.; (fo. 35) 'The Jesuit in Disguise': referenced abstracts from several printed works; (fo. 59) Grey, 'A Review of Mr Neal's History of the Puritans', printed with omissions Cambridge, 1744; Grey, 'What Authority there is for the use of the present singing Psalms in...
Dates: 1738-1760 (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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