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Town, 1382 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CUR 37

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The University Registry guard books were assembled from the 1860s onwards to accommodate loose papers and are the precursors to modern subject files. They comprise documents of all kinds on every aspect of University administration; for example, accounting, professorships, degrees, University officers, property, Colleges, and relations with the town of Cambridge.
There are lists of the contents compiled by Registrary Luard (1862-91) and successors at the front of each volume. Titles are recorded as given on the spine of each volume. The contents of several guard books have been removed and reclassified, with the result that the following classmarks are no longer used: CUR 1, 40, 50.2-3, 66-66.3, 67, 74-5, 77-77.2, 101.1-4, 123-123.2, 127.


  • 1382 - 1957

Conditions Governing Access

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (


10 volume(s)

Language of Materials



The contents of each volume are arranged by subject in alphabetical order.

Finding aid date

1998-03-07 11:39:54+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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