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Records of the Friday Club, 1868 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.46

Scope and Contents

Items 1-5 are a manuscript set of club rules; 6 and 7 are concerned with the hire and payment for the club room at the Albert Institute; 8 and 9 are lists of members standing for election to the committee; and 10 and 11 are two letters concerning membership of the club with smoking stated as the reason for declining to join.


  • 1868 - 1869


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Biographical / Historical

The club was founded in the Easter Term of 1868 and appears to have been a dining club for senior members.


1 collection (1 bundle of loose sheets now guarded and filed in a volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 3 October 2007. It may initially have been presented by Henry Jackson. It was found in the University Library stock in June 1950 and was then deposited with the Manuscripts Department who gave it the classmark Ms.Add.7219.

Related Materials

Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers J 4097).


The online catalogue entry was completed in October 2007.


Friday Club

Finding aid date

2007-10-02 17:03:03+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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