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Correspondence of the president of Cambridge University French Society, 1985 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.51.1

Scope and Contents

Two files created by the president of the Society, Kate Formby. The first contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence which is largely concerned with making arrangements for the club's speaker programme. Some additional material about a production of Les Fourberies de Scapin by the society in the ADC Theatre, term programmes, copies of Le Francophile, and other circulars are included. The second file is of correspondence with the Fédération Britannique des Comités de l'Alliance Française.


  • Creation: 1985 - 1986


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Biographical / Historical

The club met to speak in the French language and appreciate French culture. The society's activities included regular meetings; film-showings; the publication of a newsletter, Le Francophile; and the production of an annual play. It is known to have existed from at least 1924. Further information about the club's activities is on its website at


2 file(s) : paper

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

These files were transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 3 October 2007. They had been presented by J. de la Hunty, Trinity College, to the Manuscripts Department on 16 January 1987 and had been given the classmark Ms.Add.8715.

Related Materials

Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers J 7990).


The online catalogue entry was completed in October 2007 and emended in November 2007.


Cambridge University French Society

Finding aid date

2007-10-03 09:55:43+00:00

Repository Details

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