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'History of New Museums', 1716 - 1891

 Series — Container: History of New Museums
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.


  • 1716 - 1891

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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

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.