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Records relating to the Spinning House, 1823 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/T.VIII

Scope and Contents

The Spinning House was a house of correction to which women suspected of 'walking with undergraduates', i.e. prostitution, were committed under the Vice-Chancellor's jurisdiction, which jurisdiction was abolished in 1894 following the notorious 'Daisy Hopkins case'.


  • Creation: 1823 - 1894


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From the Management Group:

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4 volume(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

1998-05-06 14:11:03+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom