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John Willis Clark: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5063, 5065-70, 5072-3, 5076-7

Scope and Contents

Notes, extracts, transcripts and other material concerning architecture, history and other subjects, much of it compiled in preparation for published works, including Robert Willis, Architectural history of the University of Cambridge,mostly concerning Cambridge and its university. Many of the documents have supporting correspondence.


  • Creation: 1854-1881 (Circa)


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


15 volume(s) (15 volumes)

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Other Finding Aids

Parts of the collection are described in the catalogue of the papers of Robert Willis, available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by J.W. Clark, 1910.

Related Materials

For further papers of John Willis Clark also see MSS Add.5083-5097, 5103-5118, 5122, 5123 and 6373. Cambridge University Library also holds correspondence of John Willis Clark, MSS.Add.8952-8955. Other material received with the Clark bequest now forms part of the collection of Robert Willis (see MSS.Add.5022-5045, 5058-5062, 5064, 5071, 5074, 5075, 5078-5082, 5127-5139 and 5141-5144).


MS.Add.5069: extracts from the transcript are printed in Robert Willis, Architectural history of the University of Cambridge, Vol. II, pp. 196-200. MS.Add.5070: for further information see the Architectural history of the University of Cambridge, Vol. II, pp. 267-268.


Also includes MS Add.5065-5070, 5072, 5073, 5076, 5077

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Repository Details

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