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Correspondence and papers donated by Arthur Frere, 1800 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/FRE/1

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1800 - 1899


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.


c. 100 item(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



Organised by subject as per inherited HWP.S arrangement, then correspondent. When, however there is a considerable amount of correspondence with an individual this is listed under that person's name - this being more likely to reflect the original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Arthur Frere via H.W.P. Stevens in 1899. Correspondence included.

Related Materials

See DCAR/1/1/6/2/4. See other Frere correspondence series and DCPP/STE/8.


Frere, William

Finding aid date

2001-06-11 15:12:44+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

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