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Logbook of the Black Horse Drove Mixed School

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10442

Scope and Contents

Contains brief notes on the activities of the school from its opening on19 May 1876 to 3 January 1895. Daily entries may include information on admissions and discharges, weather, attendance, examinations, discipline, subjects taught and the observations/recommendations of inspectors. Names of teachers and visitors appear throughout the volume with the names of individual children appearing inconsistently. The final pages of the volume include object lessons and recitations for the school year ending 28 February 1895. Interleafed in the volume is a letter dated 23 July 1909 from John Sneath requesting reports from the school between 1892 and 1895 when he was headmaster.


  • Creation: 1876-1894


Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library.


0.002 cubic metre(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2023.

Related Materials

Cambridgeshire Archives hold Black Drove School Board minutes 1874-1903 (ref: C/EB 63-68); an admission register for the school, 1930-1937 (ref: C/ES109B/1); and some financial papers 1875-1903 (ref: C/EB 71-78).

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