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Cambridge University Free Trade Association other correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9787

Scope and Contents

The provenance of the collection is uncertain, but it was possibly gathered by a member of the family of Dr. Walter Gardiner (9787/2), who can be linked to the other principal recipients of letters. He was a botanist, as were A.C. Seward (9787/1) and Sir W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (9787/5); a fellow of Clare, as was J.R. Wardale (9787/4); and bursar of Clare contemporaneously with the bursarships of R.T. Glazebrook and H.M. Innes at Trinity (9787/3). In addition, at least two letters in the miscellaneous series were addressed to successive Masters of Clare (9787/9/4, 7); and one to E.S. Shuckburgh, Librarian of Emmanuel (9787/9/1), of which Seward was a fellow from 1900 to 1906, and G.H. Watts (9787/8) a member of the library staff (as well as being Sewards clerk at the University Free Trade Association).


  • 1873-1915 (Circa)


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1 archive box(es) (1 box, paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Mayfly Ephemera in February 2008. It is contained in a box file on the spine of which is stamped Autographs 1. The whereabouts of the second and any subsequent box is unknown.

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