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Wilkins, William, 1778 - 1839 (Architect)



  • Existence: 1778 - 1839

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Letters from William Wilkins, 1819 - 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/FRE/1/3
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Mainly correspondence, concerning: the controversies and legal wrangling between William Frere and Edward Christian, who petitioned against Frere's election as Master in 1812; vice-chancellorship; general. The letters are not generally about College or estate administration. Includes correspondence from Sir Busick Harwood. Cornwallis Hewett and William Wilkins.

Dates: 1819 - 1820
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

Plans of Downing College by William Wilkins, 1806 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCAR/1/2/2/1/1
Scope and Contents

The archive contains two sets of Wilkins' drawings, completed almost entirely by his own hand between 1806 and 1817. They consist of detailed drawings of the original scheme for Downing College and a complete set of 67 drawings for the building of the West Range from 1817 onwards. The very first six drawings that Wilkins submitted have not survived, neither have his revised set dating to June 1806.

Dates: 1806 - 1822
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-sub-fonds: Open