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Mechanics' Institute - Regent Street stone, 1601 - 1867

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Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CUR 37.5

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Contents:
MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE
1. Notice of Annual General Meeting and list of members of Mechanics’ Institute, 15 Mar. 1837;
MENDICITY
2. Draft of proposed regulations for a society for suppression of mendicity, 1819;
3. Regulations carried at a meeting for the institution of a Mendicity Society; with list of subscribers, 8 May 1819;
4. Abstract of principal laws relating to vagrancy;
5. Rough notes of relief given in certain weeks, 1828;
6. Resolutions of a meeting for establishment of a Society for suppression of vagrancy and mendicity; with subscription list, 24 Jan. 1832;
MUSIC HALL
7. Scheme for a Music Hall and public rooms, 1857;
8. Description of six designs for a Music Hall and public baths, 1857
PARKIN
9. Extracts from Parkin by Registrary Romilly as to various matters relating to the University and town;
POLICE
10. Borough police regulations, 1836;
11. Regulations for police sergeants, 1836;
12. Quarterly Report of the Watch Committee to the Home Secretary, Michaelmas 1836;
13. Letter, W. Hunt to the Vice-Chancellor, on the subject of the arrest of some young gownsmen, 1837;
14. Extracts from charters of Henry III and Edward VI;
15. Letter, W. Hunt to the Vice-Chancellor, on the subject of recognizances entered into by young gownsmen, 17 Feb. 1837;
16. Note from the Vice-Chancellor to J. Eaden jun. approving of Rule 23 of the Watch Committee as best calculated to preserve the peace as regards the undergraduates, 18 Feb. 1837;
17. Notice of meeting of justices of the borough, 20 Feb. 1837;
18. Copy of letter, the Vice-Chancellor to the Mayor, suggesting that all charges lodged against members of the University before the Mayor and town justices should be at once laid before the Vice-Chancellor, 18 Mar. 1837;
19. Letter, J. Eaden jun. to the Vice-Chancellor, enclosing resolutions of justices, 28 Mar. 1837;
20. Resolutions of justices, asking certain information of the Vice-Chancellor, and calling his attention to Acts relating to Justices of the Peace, 28 Mar. 1837;
21. Copy of letter, the Vice-Chancellor to Mr Eaden, explaining that it was not his desire to open a discussion upon the grounds of the Vice-Chancellor’s jurisdiction, but to suggest an arrangement for avoidance of troubles, 8 Apr. 1837;
22. Letter, J. Eaden to the Vice-Chancellor, stating that justices did not wish to dispute any legal right of the University but doubted whether they could refuse to attend to any complaint of a townsman against a member of the University, 10 Oct. 1837;
23. Extracts from the composition made between the University and the town in 1503;
24. Resolution of town council appointing a deputation to represent to the Vice-Chancellor the propriety of the University contributing to the expense of the police, 21 Feb. 1839. With copy of the Vice-Chancellor’s reply dated 14 Mar. to the effect that the proposal might be entertained if the question of jurisdiction discussed in 1837 could be settled;
25. Letter Mr Eaden, Clerk to the Justices, to the Vice-Chancellor, asking for appointment of an interview between the justices and the Vice-Chancellor, 29 June 1839;
26. Letter, Mr Eaden to the new Vice-Chancellor, again proposing an interview, 19 Nov. 1839;
27. Letter, Mr Eaden to the Vice-Chancellor, suggesting the presence of legal assessors at the interview, 27 Nov. 1839;
28. Copy of letter, the Vice-Chancellor to Mr Eaden, objecting to legal assessors, 28 Nov. 1839;
29. Note of what passed at the interview between the justices and the Vice-Chancellor, 29 Nov. 1839;
30. Letter, the Superintendent of Police to the Vice-Chancellor, complaining of the calling in of the police by the Proctors to search for undergraduates in houses of ill-fame, 18 Dec. 1839;
31. Copy of letter, the Vice-Chancellor to Mr Headly, stating that the Vice-Chancellor has been expecting a written communication on the subject of the interview of 29 Nov., 31 Dec. 1839;
32. Letter, Mr Eaden to the Vice-Chancellor, informing him of the calling of a meeting of justices, 1 Jan. 1840;
33. Letter, Mr Eaden to the Vice-Chancellor, enclosing statement of the views of the justices as expressed in the interview of 29 Nov. 1839, 3 Jan. 1840;
34. The above named written statement;
35. Notice of Grace appointing Syndics to consider the subject of contribution by the University to the expense of the borough police, conc. 19 Mar. 1847;
36. Report of above Syndics (thrown out in Black Hood House), 6 May 1847;
POOR RATES
37. List of poor inhabitants of Trinity parish likely to become chargeable to the parish;
37b. Account of Benjamin Prime, Collector for the University and College contribution to the Poor Rate, 1601;
38. List of poor inhabitants of St Sepulchre’s parish likely to become chargeable to the parish;
39. List of poor inhabitants of St Giles’ parish likely to become chargeable to the parish, 27 Apr. 1630;
40. Petition of the town to Judges of Assize that the contributions of the University and Colleges to the poor rate may be increased; and asking an opinion (1) whether the Colleges are liable to be rated in respect of their possessions in the town (2) whether Masters and Fellows of Colleges are liable to be rated in respect of their private estates;
40*. Letter from [Judge] Richard Aske to Dr Tuckney, Vice-Chancellor, re his (A’s) subscription to the town’s portion for poor relief, 17 Aug. 1649;
41. Acknowledgement by the Mayor and Aldermen of the contribution of the University for the poor and request that the Porters of Colleges be instructed to keep out vagrants, 28 Oct. 1650;
42. Notes of Mr Nolan’s arguments in Cooke v. Banks, a suit in the Court of King’s Bench as to the liability of the Hon. Society of Lincoln’s Inn to pay rates, 10 June 1825;
43. Copy from Mr Gurney’s shorthand notes of an argument in Cooke v. Banks, 24 Jan. 1826;
44. Extracts from Mr Gurney’s shorthand notes of the proceedings in Cooke v. Banks, 4 Nov. 1828;
45. Observations on the rating of Colleges. For Counsel’s opinion;
46. Copy of Mr Bowyer’s opinion in re Queens’ College, Cambridge, 25 Nov. 1852;
47. Further observations on the rating of Colleges; for Mr Bowyer’s opinion;
48. Mr Bowyer’s opinion in re Queens’ College, Cambridge. With a fair copy of the opinion, 3 Dec. 1852;
49. Statement of documents relating to Queens’ College;
50. Statement of documents relating to the University by Dr Philpott, Master of St Catharine’s (since Bishop of Worcester) and in his writing. With fair copy of the same, 1852;
51. Report of the Council recommending appointment of Syndics to consider claim of Churchwardens of St Edward’s to assess to the poor rate the old Botanic Garden and buildings, 17 June, confirmed 20 June 1867;
PROSTITUTES, UNIVERSITY JURISDICTION OVER
52. Case with opinion of Solicitor General Dunning as to the University’s jurisdiction over prostitutes, 24 Feb. 1770;
53. Case with opinion of Mr Serjeant Glynn as to the University’s jurisdiction over prostitutes, 13 Mar. 1770;
54. Case with opinion of Mr Wedderburn as to the University’s jurisdiction over prostitutes, 1 Aug. 1770;
55. Case with opinion of Mr Cust as to the University’s jurisdiction over prostitutes, 27 Dec. 1770;
56. Case with opinion of Attorney General De Grey as to the University’s jurisdiction over prostitutes, 20 Jan. 1771;
57. Abstract of opinion of Mr De Grey, Mr Dunning, Mr Wedderburn and Serjeant Glynn;
58. Form of committal, with remarks by Mr Pemberton;
RAILWAY
59. Prospectus of proposed Bedford, Potton and Cambridge railway, 1859;
60. Map of proposed railway;
REGENT STREET STONE
61. Letter, C.H. Cooper to Registrary Romilly, giving an account of the stone in Regent Street, 21 Apr. 1864.







































































Dates

  • 1601 - 1867

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Extent

1 volume(s)

Language of Materials

English

Finding aid date

1998-03-07 11:43:08+00:00

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