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Historical paintings of the Hudson's Bay Company

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 345
Scope and Contents A commemorative set of fourteen full colour reproductions of Hudson's Bay Company calendar paintings printed by Bulman Brothers Limited, Winnipeg, for the Company's tercentenary in 1970. The original paintings, which depict events and persons associated with the Company's history, were commissioned by the Company and painted by well-known Canadian and British artists. At the front of the portfolio is a printed description of each of the paintings. The description and captions are given in...
Dates: 1970
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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Hughes: the papers of Olwyn Marguerite Hughes

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/HUO
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of material collected by Olwyn Hughes, mainly during the period she acted as literary agent for her brother Ted Hughes. Papers include copies of early appearances of many of Ted Hughes's and Sylvia Plath's poems and essays in literary magazines and newspapers and many newspaper cuttings relating to the work and lives of Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and their children. The collection contains no original manuscript material by Ted Hughes or Sylvia Plath.

Dates: 1958 - 2020
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Igor Stravinsky: Copies of settings of poems of K. Bal'mont

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8978
Scope and Contents

Copyist's MSS of songs, for voice and piano, used by engraver for first edition published by Russicher Musikverlag, Berlin, 1912. With plate numbers R.M.V. 130, 131 marked in pencil at bottom of first page of each song. Words in Russian, German (translated by Berthold Feiwel) and French (translated by M.D. Calvocoressit).

Dates: 1911 (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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Indian scrapbooks of the Haig family

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 76
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks kept by Neil and Gerard Haig and other members of their family, with related papers.

Dates: 1838 - 1978
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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J. H. Prynne Papers

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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.

Dates: 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.
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James Simmons: Letters from Mauritius

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9549
Scope and Contents

102 letters to his mother, 1847-55, (1 to 'Jack', 1 letter of appointment, 1 letter jointly written by Simmons and his girl friend, who writes in French); describing aspects of life in Mauritius.

Dates: 1847-1855
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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Jardine Matheson Archive

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM
Scope and Contents The collection contains papers covering the activities of Jardine, Matheson and Co. Ltd, its predecessors, its subsidiaries and associated firms. • The company's business history is covered in large series of accounts (A) and correspondence (B-E, J-K). • The rest of the collection is comprised of legal documents (F), printed commercial circulars and periodicals (G), documents in Chinese (H), papers of other companies (I), and miscellaneous papers (L). • The collection is predominantly in...
Dates: 1766-1969
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Jean-Baptiste Lully: MS copy of his opera 'Alceste, tragédie mise en musique', opera in 5 acts, with prologue; words by Philippe Quinault; composed c.1674

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8973
Scope and Contents

Printed title page, Foucault, [1710], engraved portrait of Lully by Bonnart. Publisher's list of ballets and opera by Lully and others, many available handwritten. MS copy of 'Alceste', heavily annotated by Geneviève Thibault, Comtesse de Chambure, some notes attached as flaps.

Dates: 1710 (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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Jean-Baptiste Lully: MS copy of 'Le carnavale mascarade', composed 1668; words by Isaac de Benserade

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8974
Scope and Contents

MS copt, short score, 69ff. Contemporary calf binding.

Dates: 1700 (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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Long: the papers of Roger Long

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/LON
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Roger Long's Commonplace Books and notebooks as well as posthumous material collected by the College.

Dates: 1698-1951 and undated
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Mary Queen of Scots: Appeal by Henry III of France

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9462
Scope and Contents Mary Queen of Scots was in captivity in England. King Henri III tried through his ambassador, Minister of Finance Pomponne de Bellièvre, to save her life in 1586-87 by interceding with Elizabeth I. Bellièvre delivered the appeal on 28 NOV 1586, and received an answer from the Queen in 1587. 2 MSS, paper, [1] 26pp., in French, in a continental secretary hand, [2] 6pp., in English, in an English secretary hand. [1] Leraison ou harangue faicte par Monsr de Bellievre ala Reyne dAngleterre...
Dates: 1586-1587
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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Mauritius history

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 186
Scope and Contents

An undated history of Mauritius, 412 pages, comprising a page inscribed 'No. 24 Notice Historique'; 'Table des Matieres de la Notice Historique' (numbered pp. 787-799); and a chronological account of events in Mauritius from 1507 to 1824 (numbered pp. 801-1196).

Dates: 1825
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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Mers-el-Kébir, 3 juillet 1940: Exposé chronologique du combat de Mers-el-Kébir, d'après les documents photographiques

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10389
Scope and Contents Portfolio produced by A. Devauchelle issued in slipcase including dedicated compartments for 75 photographs (15 photographs of the site before the attack, 54 photographs of the attack, 6 photographs of the military funeral), a copy of 'Expose chronologique du combat de Mers-el-Kébir' (cover title: 'Mers-el-Kébir, 3 juillet 1940'), and a facsimile ("réimpression pour complément de collection") excerpt of issue 5085 of the journal "L'illustration", 24 August 1940, pages [453]-462, including...
Dates: 1980s?
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Newscuttings on Africa and South East Asia

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 323
Scope and Contents

The principal part of the collection is a set of thirteen scrapbooks of newscuttings relating to East Africa, particularly Kenya and Tanganyika. The rest of the collection consists of a volume of cuttings relating to post-war trading opportunities in Nigeria and three scrapbooks concerning rubber and mining in South East Asia.

Dates: 1914 - 1953
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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Newscuttings on the Uganda disturbances

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 181
Scope and Contents

Cuttings from various publications on the 1892 disturbances, some in French and German with typescript translations. There is a note at the front by H.B. Thomas, October 1968: 'Formerly in Secretariat Library, Entebbe, Uganda, used by Margery Pelham when writing "Lugard, the years of adventure"'.

Dates: 1892 - 1968
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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Ortelius: the papers of Abraham Ortelius

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/ORT
Dates: c. 1574-1598; 1914 - 1999
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Papers of Sir Harry Parkes

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of professional and personal papers. There is an extensive selection of printed and manuscript material collected in Hong Kong, China and Japan throughout Parkes' career. There are also around 750 letters, including correspondence with Sir Rutherford Alcock, Major-General Charles George Gordon, Lord John Russell and Sir Ernest Satow. Most of the personal correspondence addressed to Parkes dates from the last two years of his life, with much of the...
Dates: circa 1380-1898 (mainly 1850s-1880s); circa 1380-1898 (mainly 1850s-1880s)
Conditions Governing Access: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd. Applicants may submit their request an application form which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_application_form_2024_02.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Pembroke College Archive

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL
Dates: Majority of material found within 1200 - 2024
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Pitt: the papers of William Pitt the Younger

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/PIT
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of correspondence from William Pitt to friends and colleagues. Although there is some further contemporary material in the form of published writings by Pitt, the other significant part of the collection is posthumous and concerns commemorations of Pitt at Pembroke College.

Dates: 1773 - 2014
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Ralph Alexander Leigh: Papers concerning Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8847
Scope and Contents

Material collected by Leigh concerning Rousseau. Unless noted otherwise, all letters are in French.

Dates: 1712-1972 (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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Richard Hill: Letters and papers

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8793
Scope and Contents

20 papers in French, many concerning financial matters, 1695-1715; letters, mostly to Hill, from M. Servati, L. Desprez, Di S. Tomaso, Joseph Bouer, Dalique, Tobie Rocayrol and Abbe Provana; letters to Bruce (possibly Hill's secretary) from Marmande; letters to Chetwynd (Hill's secretary in Turin) from Clignet, the Comtesse de Guarene, and Fischer and De Riqueba; and a price list of paintings by Guillaume Desnoues. The identification of some of the writers is tentative.

Dates: 1695-1715
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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Roger Law Archive

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10275
Dates: c late 1940s-2021
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the collection is restricted pending cataloguing. Researchers wishing to access the collection require permission from the Keeper of Archives and Modern Manuscripts and will need to sign a Data Release form. 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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Ruth Darwin: correspondence and papers

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9790
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters from Ruth Darwin to members of her family but predominantly to her sister (Emma) Nora Darwin, and correspondence and papers arising out of Ruth's work with the British Committee of the French Red Cross in France in 1917-1919.

Dates: 1890-1944
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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Sénégambie-Niger reports

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 142
Scope and Contents Five volumes of manuscripts. Each volume is bound in leather with the title and elaborate tooling on each front cover. They appear to be reports to the Governor-General from local officials. Each cover is marked: '1903-1904; Sénégambie-Niger: Cercle de ...' with the appropriate name. The books are full of lined paper, and neatly written reports, each in a different hand on the history, administration etc. of the area. Four of the five volumes contain a hand drawn map of the...
Dates: 1903 - 1904
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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Sir Ellis Minns: Notebook of Russian Grammar

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9245
Scope and Contents

Notes of Russian Grammar, in English. There are titles in French: on the inside is the title 'Cahier de Russe', and on the first page 'Cours de M. Boyer'; from the back of the book runs 'Cours de M. Alexandrovski'.

Dates: 1898
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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