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Secretary's correspondence and papers for the Cambridge University Canal Club, 1963 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.56.1

Scope and Contents

This file includes correspondence with speakers, term programmes, event posters, end of year accounts and circulars from national organisations, particularly the Inland Waterways Association.


  • Creation: 1963 - 1980


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Biographical / Historical

The club came into existence in 1965 and was primarily drawn from undergraduates. Its activities included a speaker programme, social events and "digs". The latter were weekends away from the Cambridge to provide voluntary labour on canal restoration projects.


1 collection (1 bundle now split between 2 envelopes) : paper

2 envelope(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 9 October 2007. It had been presented by Cambridge University Canal Club to the Manuscripts Department on 26 June 1985 and had been given the classmark Ms.Add.8557


The online catalogue entry was completed in October 2007.


Cambridge University Canal Club

Finding aid date

2007-10-08 14:59:15+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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