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Worts Trust papers, 1709 - 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Char.II.6-12, 16-35

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: 1709 - 1924


Conditions Governing Access

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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

William Worts of St Catharine's College, who died in 1709, bequeathed his estate to five trustees for the following purposes: 1) to pay £30 yearly to the charity schools in Cambridge, 2) to build galleries in Great St Mary's Church for the use of Bachelors and Undergraduates, 3) to make a causeway from Emmanuel College to the Gogmagog Hills, 4) to pay £100 yearly to each of two Bachelors who were to travel in foreign countries and send home reports of what they observed and 5) the residue to the University Library.

Language of Materials



Worts Trust

Finding aid date

1997-12-13 09:12:48+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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