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1st Baron Acton: papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9616
Dates: c.1850-1890
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1st Duke of Buckingham: household accounts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9599
Scope and Contents Volume with much older documents pasted in. Includes wax seal.
Dates: 1616
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1st Lord Acton: Historical notes and transcripts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8260
Scope and Contents Includes:Bundles of bibliographic reference cardsBundles of notes, including one marked 'heresies'Volume 'Letters and Essays in prose and verse' by Richard Sharp (1759-1835) [Q.23.9 in Rare Books], missing coverPamphlet 'Lord Acton on Nationality and Socialism, two lectures given in August 1949 at the Oxford University tutorial classes committee summer school at Lady Margaret Hall with an appendix on Burke based on the Acton Manuscripts' by G. E. Fasnacht, 1949...
Dates: 1800 (19th century)
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1st Lord Acton: Notes and lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9706
Scope and Contents 1 folder contains flashcards, the rest contain pages removed from notebooks. The latter are paginated, and some have headings in Roman numerals, assumedly dividing different lectures. Accompanying titles include 'The Tennis Court Oath', 'Napoleon' and 'Madame Roland'.
Dates: 1890-1899 (1890s)
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1st Lord Acton: Notes for intended chapter I of ''Cambridge Modern History''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8261
Scope and Contents Includes bibliographic references
Dates: 1800 (19th century)
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2 photographs of Newfoundland inserted in 'The History of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1754-1783', M.A. Thesis by Gordon O. Rothney (1934)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3061C
Scope and Contents Photographer unknown. The prints form part of the thesis (RCMS 236) and are stored with it.
Dates: 1934
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2 photographs taken at the opening of the second House of Assembly of Papua and New Guinea

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3084E
Scope and Contents Two loose black and white prints with typewritten captions attached to reverse, taken by W Pedersen for the Australian News and Information Bureau.
Dates: 1968
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3rd Baron Gorell : Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9439
Scope and Contents Letters to him: [1] about literature (Society of Authors and other business); [2] on politics. [1] [1-2] LADY CYNTHIA ASQUITH (1927); [3-7] JOHN BEITH (1936-37); [8-9] EDMUND BENTLEY (1931); [10] EDMUND BLUNDEN (1932); [11-17] SIR ARTHUR BRYANT (1935); [18-22] 1ST BARON TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN) (1921-33); [23] G.K. CHESTERTON (1933); [24-32] WALTER DE LA MARE (1933-55); [33] T.S. ELIOT (1952); [34] ANTHONY HOPE HAW- KINS (1930); [35] SIR OSBERT LANCASTER (1952); [36] MARIE BELLOC LOWNDES...
Dates: 1913-1957 (circa)
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[5 photographs of Auckland. c.1897]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089P
Scope and Contents Loose photographs, some captioned, measuring approximately 210 x 150 mm, and showing views of Auckland and Waitemata Harbour.
Dates: 1897
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18 photographs of Burma [Myanmar]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029D
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints. The prints are captioned on the reverse with credits to photographers:
1-16 J. Jackson.
17-18 Watts and Skeen.

Dates: 1890 - 1899
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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7:84 (England) Theatre Company: Records and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SEVEN84
Scope and Contents The papers include unpublished playscripts by John McGrath, Ewan MacColl, Steve Gooch, Adrian Mitchell and others. There are numerous production files, records relating to McGrath's early career, correspondence with other theatre and television companies, scrapbooks and miscellaneous correspondence, together with articles and interviews regarding the Company, and J.P. Simond, 'Ethique et Esthetique dans le Theatre de John McGrath', a 1994 Metz PhD thesis (2 volumes). The collection also...
Dates: 1966-1985
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A Book of Christian Prayers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4132
Scope and Contents Private prayers for several occasions alternated with extracts from the Psalms, and with an extract from the Litany. Inside the front cover is the crest of Samuel Sandars.
Dates: 1590 (Circa.)
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A Breviate of the Spanish Government in Flanders from the Beginning to this present

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4179
Dates: 1576-1598
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A brief historical memoir of Delhi and guide to points of interest together with the official programme in detail of the Imperial Coronation Durbar of 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022JJJJ
Scope and Contents Leather-bound booklet, measuring 6¾ x 8 inches, of 153 pages, illustrated by photographs stuck in. The majority of the photographs are by Johnston and Hoffman.
Dates: 1911
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A catalogue of the earlier papers in the 1st vol. of Dr. W. Webb's Cambridge Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2583
Scope and Contents fo. 1v: [in hand of Charles Sayle] 'By a resolution of the Library Syndicate, 7 June 1893, "Leave was given to Mr J[ohn] W[illis] Clark to borrow one volume at a time of the Webb Collection of University Papers, and the Librarian was requested to see that the separate pieces were stamped and numbered before they were taken out of the Library." Mr A. Rogers states that this was done, 7 Nov. 1919.'
Dates: 1880 (Circa)
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A collection of Photographs illustrative of the Railway System of New South Wales 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086E
Scope and Contents A collection of albumen prints by an unknown photographer. The prints were originally in an album with a printed title page reading 'Charles Potter, Government Printer, presented by C.A. Goodchap, Commissioner of Railways'. Some of the pages have decorative designs round the mount, but only a few have captions, and the following details have been derived from various sources. Plates 21-25 have not been researched in the same detail as plates 1-24 and, unless otherwise stated, they are...
Dates: 1887
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Collection — Container: Maps.PL.02

A collection of Planning Reports, etc. for Great Britain and Ireland

Reference Code: GBR/3296/Maps/Maps.PL.02
Scope and Contents Mostly planning documents based on strategies imposed on county and district councils in relation to post war planning legislation. Includes some documents on topics such as : housing land supply, mineral resources, oilfields, transport, rail, airfields. Mostly date from 1970 to the present day and most, but not all, were acquired on Legal Deposit. Structure plans and their associated maps are normally listed together and form a group of items listed under a single classmark. Where maps are...
Dates: 1913 - 2020
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A collection of verses and translations transcribed by Mary Anne Bacon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6251
Scope and Contents Authors include Sir Henry Purcell, George Handel, Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron.
Dates: 1850 (Circa)
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A course of Botanical lectures explaining the principles of vegitation

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9674
Scope and Contents By Richard Bradley F.R.S., Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge. Volume covers 12 lecutres:Lecture 1: Of Earth and its use in Vegetation and of particular soylesLecture 2: Of the use of Water (as it relates to the improvement of land in the education and nourishment of vegetables with an account of the most rational and practicable methods of Raining or forcing it to such parts where it is wanted)Lecture 3: Of such lands as are overflowed on Lye continually...
Dates: 1724-1732 (Circa)
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A Description of Scotland and other papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5124
Scope and Contents 'The description of Scotland and the King's entertainment there', 8 folios. It begins: 'First for the country I must confesse...', and ends: '...a tower as Edenborough in Lowsir Scotland'. The papers include: (fo. 2) [Thomas Scott], 'Vox Populi', 1620; (fo. 8v) verses, 'Ther's proclamation sent, Great Brittaine round about'.
Dates: 1650 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A. G. Church: Political papers and correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9560
Dates: 1930-1949 (1930's to 1940's)
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A general state of the question laid before the referees . . . concerning the rights and privileges of a Gillingham Fellow in Emmanuel College

Reference Code: GBR/0273/Pet.Misc.8
Scope and Contents The referees were John Green, D.D., Master of Corpus Christi, Hugh Thomas, D.D., Master of Christ's and John Taylor, LL.D., late fellow of St John's [the translator of Demosthenes, at this time Archdeacon of Buckingham].Gordon's case is that the Master and Fellows having accepted the bequest of Richard Gillingham [B.A. of Emmanuel, 1691/2, M.A. 1695, died 1721] of £1600 to provide for a fellow who was to enjoy the same privileges, benefits and advantages as foundation fellows; and having...
Dates: 1755-11-14
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A grave without a cross

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 185
Scope and Contents A translation by Trevor Jaggar from the Kiswahili of the 1990 reprint of Kareithi's novel, with a translator's note and preface, 54 pages. In his note Jaggar explains that his purpose in translating Karethi's work was 'to enable British and other readers of English to learn something of what the Mau Mau War felt like to a Kikuyu striving for the independence of Kenya from British colonial rule'.
Dates: 2000
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A journey in French West Africa in 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 145
Scope and Contents An account of a journey undertaken by White, then 23, and two companions, from Dakar through St Louis, Kayes (on Mungo Park's route to the Niger), and Djéné on the Bani River, arriving finally at Bobodiulasso, 15 pages. There are references to the activities of Samori and comments on colonial policy. The account is accompanied by a covering letter from White to the Secretary of the Royal Empire Society, 12 July 1948, and the Secretary's reply, 21 July 1948.
Dates: 1948
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A journey to Asia and Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011MMM-XXX
Scope and Contents A collection of albums, containing captioned black and white photographs, taken by one, or more, people travelling in the same group. The albums form a photographic account of a six-month long touring holiday.Of the albums, the first ten are all of the same style and manufacture and each has an embossed title on the front. They follow the journey chronologically. The remaining two contain a smaller selection of images from the same journey, again in chronological order. They are...
Dates: 1935-09 - 1936-03
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