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Subject files, 1875 - 2013

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/FB Files

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The Financial Board records comprise historic deeds of University property, an extensive subject file sequence, letter books and officers' working papers.


  • Creation: 1875 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Keeper of the University Archives.


200 linear metre(s) : paper

Language of Materials



A subject files series was introduced during the First World War and allied with a numbering system to designate each subject (FB 1-2364) from the early 1950s onwards. Original arrangement by number has been retained in this catalogue. In order to give a unique numeric references to files ca 1915-ca 1950, the later subject number and a small case roman numeral have been added. Thereafter, FB references are recorded as found except where they are incorrect or missing. In which case they have been emended. Several files sub-series, opened in the 1990s, have reused existing numbers for completely different subjects, resulting in partial reference duplication.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These subject files were transferred from the Financial Board and later the Finance Division in batches: 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2014-15. FB 824 was transferred by Martin Rowley, former Telecommunications Manager, via Dr Steve Kearsey, Computing Service, on 19 May 2010.


Certain series are incomplete because of file destruction in the Financial Board/Finance Division offices, without reference to the University Archives.

Date information

DateText: bulk 1950s-2000s.

Finding aid date

1998-03-19 17:41:53+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom