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The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/JACB
Scope and Contents

The papers cover Jacob's adult life from his early army career, his work as Assistant Military Secretary to the War Cabinet and as Director General of the BBC, to his retirement where he remained active in many important public services. Also included are some Boer War papers which were kept by Jacob's father-in-law.

Dates: 1899 - 1993
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of the Sedgwick Club

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Reference Code: GBR/590/SGWC
Scope and Contents

The Sedgwick Club Archive contains administrative documents including minute books, 1880-1926; financial records, 1880-1989; handwritten copies of papers given at meetings, 1880-; excursion scrapbooks, 1882 to 1950; social events records including menu cards; copies of club photographs 1900-1974 [NB: a full set of club photographs are on display in Cambridge University Department of Earth Sciences] and digitized copies of all group photographs [until 2016].

Dates: 1880 - 2020
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Some scrapbooks are damaged and access is now restricted. The Collections Research Centre [West Cambridge] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required.
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'The Raj: India, 1890-1920: a story in photographs': typescript by Norah Burke with photographs

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 71
Scope and Contents A collection of 126 family photographs, with an undated linking narrative illustrating personal matters and giving an account of the Raj. The typescript describes the association of the author's family with India from the 1890s, when her grandparents, the Wrenches, were in the country, up to her father's retirement. The final chapter, 'The end of 300 years in India' reflects on Indian independence.The photographs were taken by Redmond, Aileen and Hubert Burke, and others. Some are...
Dates: 1890 - 1971
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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Thomas Brand: Letters to his Sister from the Continent

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8670
Scope and Contents A series of letters written by Brand while travelling on the Continent, some of which are incomplete. 38 of the letters are to Brand's sister Susan, addressed until October 1788 as Miss Brand of Newmarket, thereafter, from Nov. 1789, as Miss Carr of Hadstock, near Lincoln. There is one letter from Brand to the Rev. Joseph Hall, Rector of Bartlow, who was Brand's brother-in-law, and another from G. Pretyman to Miss Brand, apparently about the possibilities of preferment for Thomas. Most of...
Dates: 1779-1795
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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William Coe: Diary

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6843
Scope and Contents

Diary, 25 December 1693 - 25 May 1729, 111 folios. At fo. 102 is an account of Jonas Hubbart, 1688. Fos 88-99 are blank.

Dates: 1688-1729
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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William Frend: Correspondence and Transcripts.

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7886-7887
Scope and Contents Files of correspondence and transcripts, including letters from the following people: Rev. Francis Blackburne, father of Mrs. Frend, brother of Mrs. Lindsey, 3 letters. Sir Frances Burdett, 1 note, typed by Miss Antrobus. Edward Clark, geologist and traveller, 3 letters about Cambridge. W. Cogan, mathematician, 1 letter about maths, 1824. Miss M. Cooper, Stoke Newington, regarding local events, 1831. T. Dalby, mathematician. Rev. J. Disney, 1 letter about Frend's impending trial. George...
Dates: 1780-1841 (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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William Henry Playfair: Memoranda

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6305
Scope and Contents

The volume contains notes on bridge construction and on watercolour painting (fos 2-12); a journal of an excursion from Edinburgh to Arran and back, 1-9 May 1811, with notes of expenses (fos 13-20 and 44r-43r); undated notes of other travelling expenses (fo. 47r); pencil sketches, one of a crane at Bell Rock Lighthouse (fos 47v and 45); and addresses of London tradesmen (fo. 42v). Fos 42-47 are entered from the back of the book. Fos 20v-42r are blank. Administrative / Biographical History

Dates: 1850 (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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William Silver: Letters by him

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6650
Scope and Contents

Extracts from letters written while travelling with the Duke of Bedford and others on the continent, between 1 December 1813 and June 1827, written in a contemporary hand, 182 folios: p. iii: portrait of Silver; p. vi: dedication to his wife; p. ix: list of places from which the letters were sent; p. x: extracts from obituary notices regarding Silver.

Dates: 1813-1827
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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Guillemard, Francis Henry Hill, 1852-1933 (traveller, writer and naturalist) 2
Airy, Christabel, 1842 - 1917 (daughter of Sir George Biddell Airy) 1
Airy, George Biddell, Sir, 1801 - 1892 (Knight, astronomer) 1
Baly, William, 1814-1861 (physician) 1
Banks, Sir Joseph, 1743-1820 (Baronet and naturalist) 1
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Benson, Stella, 1892-1933 (writer) 1
Binnie, David Carr, fl. 1873 (traveller) 1
Blake, Lady Edith, 1845-1926 (wife of Sir Henry Blake) 1
Boëncourt, Gaillard de, fl.1752 (ensign in the expedition sent by the French to the relief of Danzig) 1
Brand, Thomas, 1751-1814 (Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral) 1
Burke, Norah Aileen, 1907 (novelist) 1
Cambridge University Explorers' and Travellers' Club 1
Clinch, Herbert, ? 1899-1978 (magistrate and trade unionist) 1
Coe, William, 1662-1729 (landowner and Quaker) 1
Conway, George Robert Graham, 1873-1951 (civil engineer and historian) 1
Cowell, Edward Byles, 1826-1903 (orientalist) 1
Cumming, Constance Fredereka Gordon, 1837-1924 (travel writer) 1
Darwin, Sir Francis Sacheverell, 1786-1859 (Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant) 1
Ettlinger, Ellen, 1902-1994 (authority on folklore) 1
Frend, William, 1757-1841 (unitarian reformer and scientific writer) 1
Gadow, Clara Maud , 1857-1949 (nee Paget) 1
Gadow, Hans Friedrich, 1825-1928 (ornithologist) 1
Gordon-Cumming, Constance Frederica, 1837-1924 (travel writer and painter) 1
Harker, Alfred, 1859-1939 (petrologist) 1
Harland, Walter Brian, 1917-2003 (geologist) 1
Harwood, John, 1660-1731 (Fellow of the Royal Society) 1
Hill, Reginald Pyndar, 1820-1887 (clergyman) 1
Hoare, Sir Richard Colt, 1758-1838 (2nd Baronet, historian and archaeologist) 1
Ingram, Edward Maurice Berkeley, 1890-1941 (politician) 1
Jacob, Edward Ian Claud, Sir, 1899 - 1993 (Knight, Lieutenant-General) 1
James, II, 1633-1701 (King of Great Britain and Ireland) 1
Keating, Sir Henry Singer, 1804-1888 (knight, judge) 1
Kinglake, Alexander William, 1809-1891 (MP and historian) 1
Malthus, Thomas Robert, 1766-1834 (political economist) 1
Mcculloch, John Ramsay, 1789-1864 (statistician and economist) 1
Mill, James, 1773-1836 (philosopher) 1
Miller, Harriet Susan, fl c 1856 1
Miller, William Hallowes, 1801-1880 (mineralogist) 1
Norman, Sir (Henry, 1858-1939, Knight) 1
Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant Wilson, 1828-1897 (novelist and biographer) 1
Paget, Alfred Tolver, 1818-1861 (clergyman) 1
Paget, Arthur Richard, 1878-1930 (businessman) 1
Paget, Clara , 1825-1899 (nee Fardell) 1
Paget, George Edmund, 1852-1929 (stockbroker) 1
Paget, George Edward, Sir, 1809-1892 (Knight, physician) 1
Paget, Katherine ('Kate'), 1825-1885 1
Paget, Samuel, 1774-1857 (brewer) 1
Paget, Sarah Elizabeth ('Betsey'), 1778-1843 (née Tolver) 1
Paget, Sir James, 1814-1899 (1st Baronet, surgeon) 1
Paine, Ronald Wood, 1903-1992 (entomologist) 1
Palmer, Roger, 1634-1705 (Earl of Castlemaine, diplomat and author) 1
Pickering, Sir George White, 1904-1980 (Knight, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, professor) 1
Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) 1
Plumptre, James, 1771-1832 (playwright and Church of England clergyman) 1
Ricardo, David, 1772-1823 (MP and economist) 1
Romaine, William Govett, 1815-1893 (lawyer and civil servant) 1
Routh, Edward John, 1831 - 1907 (mathematician) 1
Routh, Hilda, 1840–1916 1
Roy-Batty, Violet ('Vie'), 1860-1924 (née Paget) 1
Russell, John, 1792-1878 (1st Earl Russell, prime minister and author) 1
Sanderson, Bowater, d 1755 (naval officer) 1
Silver, William, b 1870 1
Smart, John, fl 1910-1953 (entomologist) 1
Tennyson, Alfred, 1809-1892 (1st Baron Tennyson, poet) 1
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863 (novelist) 1
Thomson, Rose Elizabeth , 1860-1951 (nee Paget) 1
Wells, John, fl 1802 1
West, Jane, 1758-1852 (née Iliffe, novelist, poet) 1
Wolff, Sir Henry Drummond Charles, 1830-1908 (Knight, politician and diplomat) 1
Woods, Joseph, 1776-1864 (architect and botanist) 1
Wright, Henry Charles Seppings, 1850-1937 (artist and war correspondent) 1
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