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'History of New Museums', 1716 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/History of New Museums

Scope and Contents

This collection of records assembled by John Willis Clark, documents the development of the former Botanic Garden in central Cambridge as the site - the New Museums site as it became known - for teaching and research in science subjects. Clark, who was Superintendent of the Museum of Zoology and Secretary of the Museums and Lecture Rooms Syndicate 1865-91, provided a contents list at the start of each volume. This has been transcribed in the descriptions below.


  • Creation: 1716 - 1891


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

John Willis Clark was Registrary, 1891-1910.


2 volume(s) (2 guard books) : paper

Language of Materials



Robert Willis and John Willis Clark The architectural history of the University of Cambridge and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton (Cambridge, 1886) vol.III pp.145-90, vol.IV plan 29


The online catalogue was completed in August 2005.


Clark, J.W.

Finding aid date

1998-03-20 15:24:35+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom