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William Frere papers, 1929-01

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/STE/8

Scope and Contents

Envelope including letter from Arthur Frere, Stevens' lists of the letters and some notes converning the archive collection.


  • Creation: 1929-01

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 1929 Rev. Stevens was sent a bundle of correspondence by the grandson of William Frere, Arthur Frere. Mr Frere wrote that he was sending them at the request of the Master of Downing and they were his grandfather's draft letters, and the originals received by him, concerning the controversies and litigation over the Mastership election in 1812. Rev. Stevens kept these records with his own papers and may have recreated their arrangement. The correspondence and other papers are listed in DCPP/FRE as the personal papers of William Frere. In this series are Rev. Stevens' notes concerning the archive.


1 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials


Related Materials

DCPP/FRE and particularly DCPP/FRE/1.

Finding aid date

2001-05-31 16:10:56+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
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