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Lecture notes and papers connected with the Prince of Wales, 1844 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/BIR/3

Scope and Contents

The label of the front of these papers reads: May 1932. Papers connected with Professor Birkbeck and HRH the Prince of Wales, afterwards King Edward VII. Offered for preservation in the Downing College Library, by the Misses Kenny.
However, since the contents are entirely the original work of Professor Birkbeck they are catalogued with his other papers. There are also other documents, other than those relating to the Prince of Wales.


  • Creation: 1844 - 1866


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

In January 1861 Professor Birkbeck began a course of law lectures to the Prince of Wales, at the request of the Prince Consort.


6 item(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



At some point an exterior hand has undertaken some arrangement and also some annotation of the papers. It is not clear who this might have been.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Agnes and Muriel Kenny, in 1932. The previous custodial history is unclear but possibly they came to C.S Kenny from F.W. Maitland, as successors to the Professorship.

Related Materials



Birkbeck, William Lloyd

Finding aid date

2001-09-18 15:21:07+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
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