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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)
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Accounts of Travelling Expenses

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6299
Scope and Contents

Accounts of travelling expenses on various journeys in England and Ireland, and between the two countries, 77 folios. Fos 1-4 and 13v-77 are blank.

Dates: 1798-1801
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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Alexander William Kinglake: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7633
Scope and Contents The collection sheds light on the Kinglakes's family life, including the lavish amounts spent by William Kinglake on his children's education, and the support he gave his eldest son through his earliest and unsuccessful years as a barrister. They also show A.W. Kinglake developing a taste for the best society and its attendant expense (letters 1/38, 81 and 96) Kinglake's love of travel is seen in letters written on journeys in Wales, 1833 (1/76-9); France, 1834 (1/81-2); North Africa and...
Dates: 1819-1891
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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Bowater Sanderson: Naval Journal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9516
Scope and Contents

The journal (c. 305 pages) begins in September 1747, describing the voyage out to India, and concludes with the return of Royal Duke to England on 5 June 1750. The volume includes navigational exercises, transcribed sailing directions and pencil landfalls, and a sketch of the British settlement at Oriocopong.

Dates: 1747-1750
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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Cambridge Expedition to Ecuador, 1985: report and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8646
Scope and Contents

Includes pamphlets, articles, newspaper cuttings, maps and a final report. Authors: Michael Potts, Timothy Pritchard, Gary Baker, Kemlin Furley and Louise Semple.

Dates: 1972-1986
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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Cambridge Svalbard Exploration Collection

Reference Code: GBR/590/CSEC
Scope and Contents The Svalbard Archive collection contains accounting records, administration files, expedition notes, and equipment records which all relate to work undertaken in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) from 1949 until 1992. Much of this material includes far more information than has been previously published about the expeditions or the work undertaken.Most of the expedition records are organized on the twinlock system – and include administrative papers, logs of each party, bulletins, accounts,...
Dates: 1933-2000
Conditions Governing Access: Some of these records are fragile -access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.
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Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming: Pagodas, Aurioles, and Umbrellas

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6185
Scope and Contents

Draft of article relating the history of pagods, aurioles and umbrellas in Asia. A large part of the article is devoted to umbrellas and the early role they played in lives of people in China, India, and Tibet.

Dates: 1888 (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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David Binnie: World tour diaries and photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8558-8560
Dates: 1873-1874
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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David Ricardo: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7510
Scope and Contents

The collection includes manuscripts of several of Ricardo's works, correspondence between Ricardo and James Mill, letters to Thomas Malthus ans letters to Ricardo's brother in law, J.H. Wilkinson. Also included is correspondence and papers from the twentieth-century concerning the Ricardo Papers.

Dates: 1794-1976 (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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Diary of a Journey through Germany

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6651
Scope and Contents

Diary of a journey through Germany, 8-29 September [1835], apparently in Baly's hand, 122 folios. On fo. 2 is an explanatory note in the hand of the donor. Running from the end of the volume are notes on the geological formations in the districts visited and financial accounts for travel expenses.

Dates: 1835
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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Edward Byles Cowell: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6406-6409
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, sermons, lectures, articles and other miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1810-1903
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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Ellen Ettlinger: Diary of visit to Moscow and Leningrad

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8641
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript diary of a visit to Moscow and Leningrad, 1928, 94 pages, with an index at the end. There are two accompanying pieces of correspondence with the donor, in English, 21 May 1986 and 2 June 1986, regarding the gift of the collection to Cambridge University Library.

Dates: 1928
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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F.H.H. Guillemard: Journals and notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7783
Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of nine volumes of journal entries and notes written during the voyage of the 'Marchesa' and one volume of notes for Guillemard's biography of Ferdinand Magellan. Some of the volumes include lists of letters sent home by Guillemard during his voyage to eastern Asia, China and Japan, which provide a rough itinerary of his journey.

Dates: 1882-1893
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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F.H.H. Guillemard: Photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7957
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of twelve large numbered green box-files of monochrome photographs (the majority mounted on boards) of Japan and the Pacific islands. Around eighty percent of the photographs were taken during the voyage of the 'Marchesa'; the remainder probably date from the late 1870s, including photographs purchased by Guillemard, which include many of the smaller images in the collection. The name of Dr Guillemard and the place are recorded on the outside of the boxes. Pasted...
Dates: c. 1875-1886
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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Gaillard de Boëncourt: Voyage des Françoises en Pologne

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4151
Scope and Contents

'Voyage des Françoises en Pologne', 68 folios: (fo. 2) title; (fo. 3) dedication to L.F. de P. le Fèvre d'Ormesson de Noyseau (Avocat General du Parlement); (fo. 6) preface; (fo. 11) text with occasional footnotes; (fo. 64) list of contents. The binding has the arms of Le Fèvre d'Ormesson.

Dates: 1752
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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George Robert Graham Conway: Transcripts from National Archives of Mexico

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7226-7306
Scope and Contents Transcripts of volumes of Inquisition Records from the National Archives of Mexico. The majority of the transcripts concern legal suits and trials. There is also material describing the family and descendants of particular individuals, including Juan Suarez Davila and Diego Suarez Pacheco, 1529-1588; Martin Lopez and Geronimo Lopez; Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano and his son, Don Carlos, 1559-1611; Don Tristan de Arellano, 1575-1634; Rodrigo de Vivero, 1597-1673; and Don Rodrigo de Vivero,...
Dates: 1923-1943
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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Harriet Susan Miller: Continental Tour Journal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6230
Scope and Contents

Journal by Harriet Miller of tours on the continent with her husband, Professor W.H. Miller, 1856 and later.

Dates: 1856 (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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Herbert Clinch : material relating to a 1935 trip to the Soviet Union

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9996
Scope and Contents

The archive contains photographs, postcards, and notes from the Soviet Union, Herbert Clinch's own articles on the trip, with additional ephemeral material such as money, cigarettes, and posters advertising Clinch's talk on his trip and his candidature for local elections.

Dates: 1934-1995 (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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James Plumptre: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5784-5861, 5864-5867
Scope and Contents

Includes drafts of plays, journals of travels in the United Kingdom, diaries, notes on Great Gransden, correspondence and notes.

Dates: 1770-1900
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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Jane West: Extracts from tour journals chronicling travels in Wales and Ireland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.738
Scope and Contents

Includes three poems. Early nineteenth-century hand (paper watermarked 1813), apparently not autograph. The poems are 'To Glen Luce', 'To Mrs Isted on her return from Ireland in 1807', and 'A Farewell to Leamington, 1833'. Bookplate of Samuel Sandars inside front cover.

Dates: 1813 (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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John Harwood: Journal of visit to Paris

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7968
Scope and Contents An autograph journal of Harwood's visit to Paris, 26 May - 22 June 1685. The account includes entries on libraries, statues, water supplies, stonework, drink, trades, the waterworks of Versailles, the epitaph of Descartes, a disputation at the Sorbonne, the feast of D'Boun, and the library and cabinet of Charles Mons. Le Brun. Harwood describes the places he visited, which included St Omer's College, the Tuileries, the monastery of Val de Grace (including a description of the chapel), the...
Dates: 1685 (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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John Smart: Letters from North America

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8663-8664
Scope and Contents

Letters from John Smart in America to his mother, pasted into scrapbooks with additional material, including postcards, photographs, newscuttings and printed items, with comments and explanations by Smart.

Dates: 1932-1953
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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Joseph Woods: Journal of a Tour of Ireland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4342
Scope and Contents

Consists of 100 folios: (fo. 1) text; (fo. 91) notes on the text; (fo. 100) an index of place names. There are observations on local antiquities, natural history, social conditions and topography. The text is heavily corrected and appears to be a draft. On fo. 1r: 'Ireland. No. 1'. Accompanying the manuscript is a lithograph circular letter from J.B. Wells, 10 January 1829.

Dates: 7 July 1809-15 Oct. 1809
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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Journal of a Tour in France

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6302
Scope and Contents

Travel journal, 1802. 'Journal of a Tour in France begun July 23rd 1802'. From internal evidence the writer was an English army officer. Fos 48-50 and 85-94 are blank. 94 fos 8 x 5.75 in.

Dates: 1802
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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Journal of a Tour to Russia

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8720
Scope and Contents Travel journal in the form of letters to 'J.H.' - John Henniker(-Major), who succeeded his father as 2nd Lord Henniker in 1803, 375 pages. The journal describes, in a series of letters, 'A Northern Tour in the Years 1775 and 1776 through Copenhagen and Petersburgh to the River Swir joining the Lakes of Onega and Ladoga'. It includes sketches of scenery, architecture and modes of transport. In the inside cover is the bookplate of Lord Henniker (1804) and a cutting from an unnamed sale...
Dates: 1775-1776
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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
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
Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant Wilson, 1828-1897 (novelist and biographer) 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
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
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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