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Records of the Cambridge University Athletic Club, 1857 - 2021

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.XVIII

Scope and Contents

The records comprise minutes, photographs and results albums. They also include records of the Alverstone and Achilles Clubs, assembled mainly by the Senior Treasurer.


  • Creation: 1857 - 2021


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

Inter-collegiate athletic competition began in 1857. The Club was founded in 1863. The first inter-university match took place in 1864.


3 linear metre(s) (3 metres) : paper and photograph

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred to the University Archives as a permanent loan by Dr C.J.R. Thorne, St Catharine's College, Senior Treasurer, on 21 Aug. and 26 Sept. 2002. From the same source, SOC.XVIII.4.3.1 was transferred on 8 January 2003; SOC.XVIII.6.1 (addnl) and 6.5 on 16 March 2005; SOC.XVIII.2.24 and 4.2 (addnl) on 24 January 2007; SOC.XVIII.4.1.71-3 and 6.7.1 on 24 November 2010; SOC.XVIII.4.1.11A-D, 74-9, 4.3.1A-D, 4.3.4 on 1 February 2016. SOC.XVIII.6.6 and SOC.XVIII.7 were presented to the University Archives by Dr P.S. Smith on 29 April 2010. SOC.XVIII.4.1.44A was presented by Tracy Deakin, archivst of St John's College, on behalf of Dalla Jenney, on 30 March 2017. SOC.XVIII.2.25-7 were transferred by Dr C.J.R. Thorne on 12 July 2017. From the same source, SOC.XVIII.6.1.3 was transferred on 31 July 2017; SOC.XVIII.2.28 on 28 March 2019; SOC.XVIII.4.1.8A, 9A-B, 11A, 45A, 4.3.5 on 17 May 2019. From the same source, SOC.XVIII.2/1, 2/1A and 2/29, SOC.XVIII.8-10 and SOC.XVIII.6.1.2 and 6.1.3 (additions) were transferred in Sept. 2021.


The online catalogue was prepared in January 2004 and emended on multiple occasions thereafter.


Cambridge University Athletic Club

Finding aid date

2004-01-23 10:07:26+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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