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Americas miscellanea

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240
Scope and Contents

A wide range of material concerning different countries in North and South America, notably Canada, Belize and the West Indian islands. A number of the collections are comprised of single items, such as legal documents and paintings.

Dates: 1697 - 1988
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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Blennerhassett Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7486
Scope and Contents Personal papers, correspondence, notes, drafts and writings of Charlotte Lady Blennerhassett, chiefly, and her husband, Sir Rowland Blennerhassett. This includes a series of Lady Blennerhassett's working notebooks, collections of reviews and her correspondence with family members, friends and prominent individuals including Ignaz von Dollinger, Lord Acton, Franz Xaver Kraus and members of the German nobility. Sir Rowland Blennerhassett's papers include copies of his speeches, political...
Dates: [1850s]-1917
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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Brian Wormald Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10283
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the papers relate to Wormald's academic career; in particular, there are loose notes and notebooks relating to his teaching and lecturing, and research notes and assorted drafts relating to his two major pieces of published work . There are very few personal papers or correspondence.

Dates: 1925-2001
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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Churchill Pamphlets

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHPA
Scope and Contents

Comprising a collection of pamphlets featuring speeches, articles or other text by Sir Winston Churchill.

Dates: 1904 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access: This collection open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Collection of technical drawings of French Printing Press

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10086
Scope and Contents The drawings, made by Augustin Guery, include plans, elevations and sections of the printing press, as well as details of the ironwork and several tools, a brayer, palet knife, a mallet for planing formes and a knife for scraping the ink balls. Done in pen and ink and watercolour, these are highly accurate drawings at a scale of 1:5 for the plans and elevations and 1:3 for the details. They were completed over a period of 3 weeks from 11 November to 2 December, taking 5 days for each sheet...
Dates: 1814
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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Commentary on the Chapter 'De Causis' in the 1516 Concordat between Pope Leo X and Francis I

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9298
Scope and Contents 'Commentaire sur le chapitre de Causis du concordat pass a Boulogne entre Leon Xe et Francois Ier en l'ann 1516', a commentary on the chapter De Causis in the 1516 Concordat (pp.143-185 of a longer work). It is written in a single hand, with annotations, some of which are in another hand. The 1516 concordat between Leo x (giovanni de medici, 1475-1521), Pope, 1513-1521, and Francis I (1494-1557), King of France, 1515-1557, granted the French King the right to nominate bishops. (bishops...
Dates: 1600-1699 (17th century)
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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Commonplace Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9221
Scope and Contents Commonplace book in several hands, probably of Cambridge origin. The title on the spine is 'Epitaphia Carmina Epigram[m]ata & quaed[am] alia'. The volume contains extracts from Greek, Roman, French, Italian, Spanish, and English authors, epitaphs and commemorative verses, some humorous. The sections are arranged under the following headings: Carmina Sententiae Proverbia; Facetiae; De rapina et homicidio; De legibus regnor[um] administratione; Amorosi; Monuments Funeralls Buriall; De...
Dates: 1600-1639 (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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Cooke: the papers of Barrie Cooke

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COO
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, poetry and prose received by Barrie Cooke and original artwork produced by him. The principal correspondents are Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Jean Valentine and John Montage, and their letters along with their poetry and prose are to be found in the archive. There is also a large series of correspondence from poets and artists resident in Ireland, the United Kingdom and America, often consisting of just 1 or 2 letters from each correspondent but...
Dates: 1955 - 2022
Conditions Governing Access: The Archive reading room is open by appointment, Wednesdays-Fridays, but all visits must be booked in advance. We are currently limiting the number of researchers due to social distancing requirements. Photographs may not be taken of the Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes material without the permission of the Estates. The Archivist can provide further information and contact details for permissions. The remainder of the collection may be photographed for private research, subject to UK copyright provisions. Those wishing to publish from the collection should seek advice from the Archivist prior to publication.
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Count von Daun: Imperial Military Manual

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8993
Scope and Contents

Ordonnance pour la formation des bataillons et l'exercice avec les plans de la formation d'un bataillon en ordre de bataille ou parade, ainsy que les differentes conversions. It is signed at the foot of the title page 'Chique fecit en 1766', and at the end of some sections 'L'original est signé Le Comte de Daun'. The manual contains 25 coloured diagrams showing military formations. It is in French, with subheadings, notes and commands in German. There is an index. 389pp.

Dates: 1766
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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Cours de Zoologie, notes taken at de Candolle's lectures by Jean-David Richard

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9737
Scope and Contents

In French. Covers 14 lectures on comparative anatomy and zoology, and volume is comprised of 14 booklets bound together.

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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Cox Macro Commonplace Books

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Cox Macro
Scope and Contents

Commonplace books covering many subjects, including topics in theology, law, governance, the natural sciences, the arts, and human characteristics and relationships.

Dates: Early to mid-eighteenth century
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Dictionary of East African biography

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 155
Scope and Contents

A wide range of material compiled in preparation for the D.E.A.B. A few letters and other items are in French, German and Italian.

Dates: 1916 - 1993
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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Discourse on the spiritual life

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9626
Scope and Contents

Attributed to Quiefrize, J. [?], written for Élisabeth Thérèse de Lorraine (1664-1748), Madame la princesse d'Epinoy. 121 folios, with first folio missing. Written in French, with the start being an address to Madame la princesse, and the main body being divided into many different subject headings such as 'On Piety' or 'The necessity to obey the Commandments of God'.

Dates: 1672
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).
 Fonds — Volume: MS Add.7653 Press cuttings

Ernest, Baron Rutherford of Nelson (1871–1937): Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7653
Scope and Contents Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), Baron Rutherford of Nelson, was born in Nelson, New Zealand. In 1895 he came to England to be a research student under J.J. Thomson at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. His first professorial appointment was at McGill University in Montreal, 1898-1907, where he and Frederick Soddy advanced the transformation theory, the still-accepted interpretation of the phenomenon of radioactivity. While in Canada Rutherford also made contact with two other outstanding...
Dates: 1890-1938
Conditions Governing Access: The MS Add.7653 Ernest Rutherford papers are owned by the University of Cambridge and are open for consultation under the normal regulations of the University Library's manuscripts collections; see http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/. The only limitations to use are in respect of the low-level radioactivity of a small number of items in the collection. Further advice is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room staff.
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'Femina Vie Heureuse Prize', English Committee: Minutes and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8900
Scope and Contents Minutes, accounts, lists of books recommended and considered, letters from English and French committee members and prizewinners, and newscuttings. Letters from prizewinners: Percy Lubbock, Mary Webb (6), Radclyffe Hall, Virginia Woolf, H.M. Tomlinson, Charles Morgan (7), Stella Gibbons/Webb (4), Elizabeth Jenkins (2), L.H. Myers (2), Margaret Lane, Richard Church (2), and Robert Graves. Letters from French prizewinners: Joseph Kessel, François Mauriac, Marion Gilbert (2), étienne Burnet...
Dates: 1919-1940 (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).
 Fonds — Volume: Add.8873

French Account Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8873
Scope and Contents

Notebook of domestic and business accounts, notes and inventories, perhaps of a cloth manufacturer or draper, in south-west France (there are frequent references to the town of Colomiers, west of Toulouse). At the front of the book there are accounts, an inventory and notes, 6 April 1792 - 28 September 1794. From the back run domestic and personal accounts, 10 March - 18 May 1793. The notebook includes occasional notes of newspapers purchased.

Dates: 1792-1794
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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French Medical Treatise

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8918
Scope and Contents

A medical treatise in two parts on internal and external remedies. The first part is 'Matiere medicale' 'Des remedes internes', 214 pages, with marginal notes throughout in Latin in another hand. The second part is 'Deuxieme partie. Des medicaments externes', 90 pages, in another hand, without marginal notes, but with a table of contents.

Dates: 1675 (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).
 Fonds — Volume: Add.8923

French songs: collection

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8923
Scope and Contents

Collection of 78 drinking and serious songs, for two voices, or for one voice with bass. Mostly in one hand, with additions in other hands. Drinking songs and serious songs, 40 anonymous, 38 by named composers. Index at beginning. Inscription 'ex libris Des Rochefort-Dailly De St. Point', and bookplate of Alfred Cortot.

Dates: 1714-1720 (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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Gallery of Canadian history

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 344
Scope and Contents

Prints of paintings from Confederation Life's Gallery and Archives, spanning 450 years of Canada's history and including significant events in each province and territory, and in the country as a whole. Below each image is a short description in both English and French.

Dates: 1967
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 Badger: Letters and papers concerning Muscat, Zanzibar, Aden, Persia and Egypt, and East Africa and the slave trade

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2906-2910
Scope and Contents

A collection of papers compiled by or for George Badger relating to his work on various diplomatic missions in Oman (Muscat), Egypt and Zanzibar. Includes correspondence, both official and otherwise; official reports and memoranda, some from the Indian government; maps and plans.

Dates: 1855-1873
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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Historical paintings of the Hudson's Bay Company

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

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

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

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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