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Prolusiones, 1827 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Misc.Collect.64-75

Scope and Contents

This term distinguishes such winning compositions for University prizes as were recited in whole or in part in the Senate House, namely the Greek and Latin odes and epigrams for which Browne medals were awarded, the Greek verse translation winning the Porson Prize, and, later, the Latin hexameters of the Montagu Butler and the English poem awarded the Chancellor's medal. The classical verses were collected at sundry times (as for example a collection for the years 1814 to 1837 printed at Cambridge for W. P. Grant in 1837), and from 1827 to 1970 the verses to be recited were printed in booklets given away free on the occasion of the recitations. The recitations were originally at Commencement, and, when that ceased to exist by that name (in 1899) at an ordinary congregation at the equivalent time of year, namely early June.


  • Creation: 1827 - 1939


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 (


10 volume(s)

1 bundle(s) (1 packet)

Language of Materials


Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


Finding aid date

1998-07-11 11:41:44+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom