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Postal services

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Letter carriers' bonds, licences and papers, 1663 - 1791

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/T.IV
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group:

A large proportion of the records in this category - Records relating to the interactions of the town and University of Cambridge - relate to the exercise until the mid-nineteenth century of the University's extensive jurisdiction over licensing. A smaller amount covers joint University/town activity in environmental improvements. More modern papers relate to local planning issues.

Dates: 1663 - 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Post and telecommunications records, 1947 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/BG 19
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The archives comprise a wide range of operational records, covering the management and development of premises and grounds, garden planting, gardening advice within and without the University, visitors and Friends, accounts, bequests (including that by Reginald Cory) and staff, as well as papers concerning interaction with the Botany School and botanical research in general.

Dates: 1947 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Among the archives of the Botanic Garden, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.

Royal Mail Group

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WEIR 15
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Almost without exception, the papers are concerned with Lord Weir's public life and with the period after 1918. As the earliest papers have been affected by water, it is possible that those before 1918 were lost in this way. The omission of any private papers is the result of efficient organisation of the files in the past. Since all the files are public and political, they have been arranged according to subject and then chronologically in 24 sections.In the absence of minutes,...
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.