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Photocopies and transcripts of Frere family correspondence, 1782 - 1839

 Series — Container: DCPP/FRE/2
Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/FRE/2

Scope and Contents

72 letters dating from 1782-1839, between members of the Frere and Fenn families. William Frere is generally but not always, one of the correspondents. With indexes. (Colour copies of some of these letters were made by the College Archivist when Mr Mackenzie visited in September 2018).


  • 1782 - 1839

Conditions Governing Access

Marked by S. French: 'Not to be used by anyone without Mr Mackenzie's permission'. Access restrictions still in place, Sept 2018.

Biographical / Historical

These photocopies of Frere's correspondence, mainly with family members, and their transcripts, seem to have been made and donated by Michael Mackenzie, who undertook research on the Frere family. None of the correspondence between him and the Archivist (S. French) exists.


c. 140 item(s) (c. 140 pieces) : Paper

Language of Materials



Arranged by number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mr M. Mackenzie appears to have made these copies, transcripts and index for Stanley French.

Related Materials

Stanley French papers. Also, biography of William Frere, 'William Frere: Master of Downing College at Cambridge - His Life in Letters' by Michael Mackenzie (Birchquest, 2021).


Correspondence with Mr Mackenzie in 2018 confirmed these copies were provided by him for the Archive during a visit to the College in 1996.

Date information

DateText: Dates of originals.


Frere, William

Finding aid date

2001-06-13 16:44:56+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
Downing College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1DQ United Kingdom
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