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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 139 Collections and/or Records:

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A list of Nevil Maskelyne's books at college and later, 1749 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/4
Scope and Contents

A long and detailed list of 'Books bought or given me since my first coming to the University, Nov. 5th 1749' [Maskelyne studied at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge].

Dates: 1749 - 1811
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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A.H C[hapman] [of the Engineering Department?] to Inglis, Gadd has not received Inglis's letter and now proposes an early meeting - he is not happy with proposal to change to 9" x 3" timbers, [Cambridge], 19 Oct. 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8091/1/49
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes correspondence with Lt-Col. A.G. Gadd, and others (1-98) and publicity and information pamphlets (99-101). Unless otherwise stated, all items are in typescript.

Dates: 19 Oct. 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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A.H. Chapman to Gadd in Bruton, Somerset, copy of telegram to confirm arrangements for visit, [Cambridge], 21 Oct. 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8091/1/51
Scope and Contents

Manuscript

Dates: 21 Oct. 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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

Archives of the Cambridge Union Society, 1815 - 2015

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/USOC
Scope and Contents

The archives comprise a full record of the Union’s activities from 1815 until the middle of the twentieth century. Thereafter the records are somewhat patchy. Major series of records include laws and regulations of the Society, annual reports, committee minute books, records of debates, suggestions books and photographs of speakers.

Dates: 1815 - 2015
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Astronomical equations and tables, 1761

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/289
Scope and Contents

Tables of altitudes at Cambridge, Eustachio Zanotti's observations of the transit of Venus of 1761, parallax of the Sun by transit observations, 'Halley's problem', and the problems of converting from heliocentric to geocentric longitudes.

Dates: 1761
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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, Grythowefield: medieval terrier, 19th century copy, 1850 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4228
Scope and Contents

Transcripts in the hand of HB of the parts of MS.Add.2601, a 15th century terrier of Cambridge West Fields, which relates to Grythowefield; made in the 19th century, and written in Latin and English, 51 folios.

Dates: 1850 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for...
Dates: 1823 - 1829
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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Copies of letters sent by Nevil Maskelyne and Lady Clive, 1763 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9/5
Scope and Contents Copies of letters written by Lady Clive to her brother Nevil Maskelyne (three letters dated 1775) and to Edmund Maskelyne (one letter dated 1766); originals are in the volume catalogued at RGO 218/9/1. Also, copies of two letters from Nevil Maskelyne to his brother Edmund (29 Dec. 1763, written from Barbados describing his observatory and experiences) and to Anthony Shepherd (written 15 Oct. 1764 on his return from Barbados, reporting his observations and thanking him for notification of the...
Dates: 1763 - 1917
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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Copy of a letter from William Gooch (senior) to Rev. Richard Belward, 1793-11-10

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 102
Scope and Contents

Thanking him and the heads of Caius College for the kindness shown to his son.

Dates: 1793-11-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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

Copy of a letter from William Gooch to [Edward] Mundy, 1790-11-05

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 8
Scope and Contents

Thanking him for his assistance towards his education at Cambridge.

Dates: 1790-11-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Copy of a letter from William Gooch to Lady Middleton, 1786-12-10

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 5-6
Scope and Contents

Acknowledging her assistance in maintaining him at Cambridge. The letter is written in Greek characters and is followed by a translation of the same.

Dates: 1786-12-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Copy of Gooch's bill of receipts and expenses at Cambridge, 1787-12

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The letters were chiefly sent to his parents, William and Sarah Gooch, and to his sweetheart Miss Sally Smithson, but also include a number of letters to his sponsors while studying at Cambridge, and others written to Miss Smithson by Gooch's father. The letters cover the period of Gooch's studies at Caius College, Cambridge; his preparations for the voyage of the Daedalus; and the voyage itself, with descriptions of places and peoples encountered. The final letter from Gooch was written to...
Dates: 1787-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Correspondence on terrestrial longitude, 1833 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence on finding terrestrial longitude by testing chronometers at the culmination of Moon and stars. There is material on the longitudes of Chelmsford, Limerick, Port Stephen (Australia), Paris, Edinburgh, Antwerp, Dublin, Armagh, Cambridge, Oxford, Bedford, Hartwell, Portsmouth, Devonport, Hamburg, Liverpool and Regent's Park. The correspondents include E.J. Cooper, J.C. Fremont, P.P. King, W.H.C. Bartlett, Sir F. Beaufort, G. Fisher, E. Sabine, T. Henderson, R. Sheepshanks, J....
Dates: 1833 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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).
 Series — FB Deeds

Deeds and related documents, mostly of University property in Cambridge, 1473 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/FB Deeds
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Financial Board records comprise historic deeds of University property, an extensive subject file sequence, letter books and officers' working papers.

Dates: 1473 - 1973
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From Albert Daniel Rutherston [formerly Rothenstein], Cambridge, 12 Dec. 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/R/15
Scope and Contents

Is going to ?Jersey as a cadet in the garrison OCB; notifies Dent of his new name and asks him to tell friends, 'as Rothenstein ain't good in the Army'

Dates: 12 Dec. 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From Alfred Rayney Waller [of Cambridge University Press], Cambridge, 11 June 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/W/6
Scope and Contents

Does not think it in anybody's interests to publish Dent's 'Foundations of English Opera' this year

Dates: 11 June 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From Beverley Nichols [Author], Magdalene College, Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/N/4
Scope and Contents

Has been commissioned, and will be leaving Cambridge; is sending the 'Green Carnation' to be passed on to 'John'

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From Beverley Nichols [Author], OCB, Westcott House, Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/N/6
Scope and Contents

Has been busy with lectures and 'constant evenings with cadets ... teaching them topography etc.'

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From C.C. Babington, Cambridge, 23 July 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8189/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: In the following correspondence, which mostly relates to the various aspects of Pamplin's business career, are represented many of the leading botanists of the middle decades of the nineteenth century. A similar, though larger, collection is in the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor (Pamplin Papers); and other letters, diaries and notebooks are held at the National Library of Wales (MSS 7492-7509). The following letters are mounted on paper, frequently two letters to a...
Dates: 23 July 1863
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From Churchill Babington, St. John's College, Cambridge, 18 May 1855 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8184/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Eagle was a keen botanist, with a particular interest in mosses and lichens, which are the subject of most of the present correspondence. After Eagle's death his collection of mosses was bought by Sir Henry Bunbury (1778-1860), 7th Baronet, of Barton Hall near Bury (Add.8184/42). Some or all of Eagle's botanical correspondence seems to have passed to his fellow Bury botanist, Edmund Skepper (1825-67). Skepper's widow gave the letters of William Wilson listed below (and probably also the...
Dates: 18 May 1855 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From E.J. Dent to Siegfried Sassoon, Cambridge, 20 Feb. 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/S/48
Scope and Contents

Air-raids in London; a trip to the south coast; 'Gabriel' Atkin; an Adrian Boult concert in the Queen's Hall; is writing 'the stuff for Boult's programmes'; [J.B.] Trend very busy at the War Office; the London musical world: 'I expect I am making enemies right and left'; cannot bring himself to begin composing again; is giving a lecture at Haileybury with Gladys Moger on modern French poetry and song; Osbert Sitwell's opinion of Sassoon's revolutionary credentials

Dates: 20 Feb. 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From E.J. Dent to Sir James Steuart Wilson, Cambridge, 5 Sep. 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/W/122
Scope and Contents

Has just heard that Wilson is wounded; news of friends

Dates: 5 Sep. 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From Florence Maitland, Cambridge, 30 June 1905 (Circa, date taken from postmark)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8130/19
Scope and Contents

postcard

Dates: 30 June 1905 (Circa, date taken from postmark)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From Florence Maitland, Downing College, Cambridge, 29 June 1904 (Circa, no year given)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8130/9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The following letters were written by Professor and Mrs. Maitland to Dr. Josef Redlich of Vienna, author of 'Local government in England' (published in German 1901, in English 1903) and 'The procedure of the House of Commons' (published in German 1905, in English 1908). They mostly concern an essay by Maitland on English trusts and corporations for a Germanic readership, which Redlich offered to translate. They also contain references to Maitland's health, his thanks for German publications...
Dates: 29 June 1904 (Circa, no year given)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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From Florence Maitland, Downing College, Cambridge, 14 Aug. 1904 (Circa, no year given)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8130/11
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The following letters were written by Professor and Mrs. Maitland to Dr. Josef Redlich of Vienna, author of 'Local government in England' (published in German 1901, in English 1903) and 'The procedure of the House of Commons' (published in German 1905, in English 1908). They mostly concern an essay by Maitland on English trusts and corporations for a Germanic readership, which Redlich offered to translate. They also contain references to Maitland's health, his thanks for German publications...
Dates: 14 Aug. 1904 (Circa, no year given)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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