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Hobson's Trust papers, 1851 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Char.II.2-4

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.


  • Creation: 1851 - 1917


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

In 1628 and 1630, Thomas Hobson gave the University and town jointly property in the parish of St Andrew without Barnwell for the erection and maintenance of a house of correction or workhouse. He also left land for maintaining the conduit bringing water into the Market Square from Nine Wells at Shelford.


3 volume(s)

Language of Materials



Hobson's Trust

Finding aid date

2003-02-04 12:08:26+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom