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Financial Board minutes and other records, including those of several of its committees, 1857 - 2019

 Fonds — Container: Min.II
Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.II

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.


  • 1857 - 2019


Conditions Governing Access

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. As 'Finance Committee' it should not be confused with an earlier committee of the General Board of the same name, whose minutes, 1927-47, are catalogued as UA Min.VII.21-37 and, 1947-83, as UA GB Boxes 626-8.


30 linear metre(s) : paper

Language of Materials



The online catalogue was completed in October 2004 and emended in January 2005, August 2009, May 2014 and April 2016.


Financial Board

Repository Details

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