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Attendance book for meetings of the Ambarum, 1903-04-27 - 1911-11-10

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.42.1

Scope and Contents

The volume comprises society membership lists (front and rear) which are annotated with term and home address, committee positions held and dates of death; and, in the main part of the volume, records meetings of the group. Each entry details the date and location of meeting, the names of those in attendance and gives what may be a score for an unidentified game played between opposing teams from each of the universities.


  • Creation: 1903-04-27 - 1911-11-10


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Biographical / Historical

This group appears to be a [?dining] club consisting of senior members from Cambridge University and Oxford University. It met twice yearly on the second Sunday in May and first Saturday in November. Meetings were held in both Oxford and Cambridge.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The spine is missing and text block is a little loose.

Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 28 September 2007. It had been deposited by Sir A.E. Shipley K.B.E., Christ's College, with the Manuscripts Department on 3 October 1922 and had been given the classmark Ms.Add.6367.

Related Materials

See also three copy letters in the Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department which have the classmark Ms.Add.4251 (1289-1291). These are from A.E. Shipley, Master of Christ's College, concerning the last meetings of the Ambarum, its demise and the transfer of SOC.42.1 to the University Library.

Related Materials

Associated Ambarum minutes 1880-1917 are held at the University of Oxford, Bodleian Library and are referenced MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 230-1.


The online catalogue entry was completed in October 2007.



Finding aid date

2007-09-24 17:25:38+00:00



Repository Details

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