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Financial Board records, 1473 - 2013

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/FB

Scope and Contents

The Financial Board records comprise historic deeds of University property, an extensive subject file sequence, letter books and officers' working papers.


  • Creation: 1473 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

The Financial Board was established in 1882 and presided over by the Secretary of the Financial Board (from 1926 renamed the University Treasurer). At its foundation, the Financial Board assumed the functions of the University Property Syndicate responsible, inter alia, for accounting, budgeting, controlling investments, and property management. The Board evolved into the Finance Committee, a Committee of the Council, in October 1994 as a result of the recommendations of the Wass Syndicate. The office of Treasurer was abolished in 2004 and its decision-making functions transferred to the Vice-Chancellor. Administrative functions, including secretaryship of the Finance Committee, passed to the Registrary.


215 linear metre(s) : paper; parchment

Language of Materials


Related Materials

The minutes of the Financial Board are catalogued as UA Min.II.


The online catalogue was completed in May 2005 and emended in January 2006, March 2007, August 2009, November 2010, May 2013, June 2016 and October 2017.

Date information

DateText: bulk nineteenth-twentieth centuries.


Financial Board

Finding aid date

2006-01-07 10:27:05+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom