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Commonwealth of Nations

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Archives of the Commonwealth Institute

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 409
Content Description

Comprises annual reports, corporate plans, reports to ministers and heads of government, centenary brochures, programmes, and papers relating to the future of the Institute, the Commonwealth Education Trust and the Centre for Commonwealth Education in Cambridge. The papers were collected by Stephen Cox, a former director of the Institute, and largely relate to his tenure as director, 1991-7, and his ongoing interest in the winding-up of the Institute in the 2000s.

Dates: 1964 - 2017

Donald Bowen Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 360
Scope and Contents Memoirs (volumes 1-3 largely relate to upbringing, war service and work at the Commonwealth Institute; volumes 4-11 relate to the period after Bowen's retirement in 1978 and have little reference to the Commonwealth), including personal documents, certificates, photographs, drawings, correspondence, essays, notes, maps, newspaper extracts, obituaries, exhibition catalogues and reviews, lectures and drawings. Together with two sketchbooks, a selection of original drawings, and two published...
Dates: 1920 - 2019
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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Walter Frewen Lord Prize in Imperial History: winning essays

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 1
Scope and Contents Comprises prize-winning essays received from the Imperial (later Commonwealth) Studies Committee. This series contains prize-winning essays for the following years: 1930-2, 1935, 1938-9, 1948-53, 1957-64 and 1966-73. Comprises essays, drafts and revisions, as well as published work. A full list of authors and titles can be found in Donald H. Simpson (ed.), 'The Manuscript Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (1975), pp. 22-24. Unsuccessful entries, including proxime...
Dates: 1930 - 1973