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File of photocopied articles, notes and correspondence on Downing College, 1965 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/FREN/1/2/10

Scope and Contents

Including: graph of admissions to Downing 1820-1950 showing tutors from 1860; original etter from [Edwin] Ray Lankester at Downing 1864-66 giving account of the Downing Boat Club at that time, whose initial colours were red and white stripes [no mention of magenta adoption]; description of Downing College Arms and article by James Grantham 1965 - The Original Arms of Downing College from the Old Gates in Downing Street.


  • Creation: 1965 - 1986


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.


1 file(s) (File) : Paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Related Materials

1972 Alumni Newsletter, Master to the Annual Dinner: "I am very glad to have heard from James Grantham himself the story of how the shields with the College arms, which adorn our gates, were saved for the College by himself and two friends in a clandestine, if not felonious, manner."


French, Stanley

Finding aid date

2001-06-21 13:58:53+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
Downing College
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