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J. H. Prynne Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10144

Scope and Contents

The collection principally consists of Prynne's literary papers and correspondence, together with documents relating to his career as an academic.


  • Creation: 1936 - 2019


Conditions Governing Access

Access to some files is restricted for reasons of confidentiality or in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The restictions are not noted in this online catalogue, and those planning to consult the collection are strongly advised to contact the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts well in advance of their visit to establish the accessibility of the files in which they are interested.


1 collection (c. 50 metres. Paper, photographs and electronic media.)

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Other Finding Aids

Lists of some of the series, with greater detail than the online catalogue, are maintained by the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The main part of the papers was acquired from J. H. Prynne in 2016, with further transfers in succeeding years.

Related Materials

Printed books from the collection of J. H. Prynne, some bearing annotations, are held in the Rare Books Department of the University Library in the classmark range CCA-E.73. Correspondence of J. H. Prynne is held in several other collections of papers in the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts.


Cataloguing work on the J. H. Prynne papers is ongoing. This online resource is an interim finding aid pending the publication of a more detailed catalogue. Enquiries concerning the contents of the collection can be addressed to the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts at the University Library.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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