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Horace William Pettit Stevens papers, 1886 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/STE

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

Including papers of Masters, Professors and Fellows of Downing College, and gifts from past members. Includes academic administrative records but not estates correspondence.


  • Creation: 1886 - 1963

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.

Biographical / Historical

Rev. Horace William Pettit Stevens, a Scholar of Downing College, became the holder of its livings at East Hatley and Tadlow in 1888. He held them until his death in 1940 and was Honorary Chaplain of Downing College. He wrote the first history of the College for the University of Cambridge College Histories Series. It was published in 1899.


3 archive box(es) : Paper

Language of Materials


Related Materials

History of Downing College by HPW Stevens (London,1899)


Many notes and drafts are written on the reverse of school notes or exercises.


Stevens, Horace William Pettit (1851-1940) cleric

Finding aid date

2001-05-31 11:51:46+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
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