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Found in 173 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers of John Tanfield

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10386
Scope and Contents Papers of John R. Tanfield, amateur actor, makeup artist, producer and director in Cambridge and several provincial theatres including in York, Newcastle and Wolverhampton. He studied at Sloane School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and was later history master at the Perse School in Cambridge. Tanfield was a member of the Marlowe Society and the ADC committee. Comprises mainly theatre programmes including productions of the ADC, the Marlowe Society, Cambridge...
Dates: c. 1919 - 1960s
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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1852 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/633
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning the use galvanic signals to determine longitude. The papers describe the attempts to establish the longitude of the Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge Observatories by observing set stars and taking the difference between the local time and the Greenwich Time received by telegraphic signal. Other centres included in the project, but not necessarily tested, were Liverpool, Dublin, Vienna, Bristol and Lowestoft. The papers include correspondence with C.P....
Dates: 1852 - 1854
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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Papers on magnetism, 1845 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/694
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, alleged new discoveries and theories, and experiments on magnetism. There are calculations for the mean declination of Greenwich, 1849; C. Hansteen's extensive magnetic observations at Christiana (Oslo), and a French paper by him on terrestrial magnetism; E. Sabine's remarks on W. De La Rue's diurnal magnetic theories; an unsigned manuscript on the magnetic disturbances of 24 September 1847 at the Royal Observatory; observations of...
Dates: 1845 - 1861
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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Papers on the galvanic longitude of Edinburgh, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/636
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Edinburgh by means of electric telegraph. The papers include material on the arrangement of stars for observation; calculations of longitude at Edinburgh deduced from observations; and instructions and arrangements for those involved in the tests, including J. Washington, W. Ellis, C.V. Walker, C.P. Smyth, J.C. Clark and C.F. Varley. There are also letters on the longitude of Paris by U.J.J. Le Verrier, of Brussels by L.A. Quetelet,...
Dates: 1855 - 1858
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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Personal Papers of Aelfrida Tillyard, 1856 - 2013

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Tillyard
Scope and Contents The papers include Aelfrida Tillyard's personal and biographical records, the most substantial of which are 75 personal diaries in an unbroken sequence dating from 1897 to 1959. The papers also include copies of some of her published works and manuscripts of some of her unpublished writings, in particular those religious works and novels which she wrote in the 1940s and 1950s. Papers of both daughters are also held in the archives: see GCPP Graham A1 (Alethea Graham, Girton 1926) and GCPP...
Dates: 1856 - 2013
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Printed notice of arrangements for the funeral of Professor C.C. Babington, Cambridge, 26 July 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8189/21
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: 26 July 1895
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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Programme for test and inspection of the Inglis Bridge at the Cambridge rifle range, Grange Road, initialled: 'RESB' [Royal Engineers and Signals Board], 26 Apr. 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8091/1/5
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: 26 Apr. 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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Richard Gooch: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2616
Scope and Contents A collection of treatises, published and unpublished, extracts, notes, drats and verses, many relating to the University of Cambridge. Includes drafts of the following works by Gooch: 'Liber Cantabrigienses', unpublished biographical notes on officials and students of the University of Cambridge; 'The British Youths' Familiar History of the Town and University of Cambridge', unpublished; 'America and the Americans', unpublished, with 15 watercolour sketches; 'Cantabrigia', newspaper cuttings...
Dates: 1823-1839
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 — Multiple Containers

Robert Malcom Deryck Davies: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7999
Scope and Contents Box 1: 15 subject files, mainly concerning Davies's works as an M.P. - Parliamentary Labour Party, local government, bills, correspondence, etc. Box 2: Planning, 11 files - Guildhall, traffic and roads, University development, etc. Box 3: Housing, Rating, Public Health, and Education, 11 files. Box 4: Correspondence, etc. Only files 7 and 8 (Planning) and 11 (Cambridge City Labour Party) are open to readers. Box 5: Various committees, etc., 6 files and printed items - local government...
Dates: 1947-1968 (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).
 Series — Object MS Add.7959 Roll : Series GBR/0012/MS Add.7959/6

Roll: `Plan of communications in area of 4 Cambs Bn H.G. (excluding G.P.O. telephones)', 1939 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7959/6
Dates: 1939 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Access restricted due to fragile nature of material.
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Samuel Sandars: Transcribed extracts from British Library manuscripts concerning the town and University of Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.729
Scope and Contents Inside front cover, a note `Care has been taken not to copy any thing contained in MSS. Baker II, IV, VI, IX, X, XI, as transcripts of these volumes are already in Cambridge Unviersity Library'. [1] (fol.2) `Vetus liber Archdiaconi Eliensis', dealing with church furniture in Cambridge c.1276-1349, from Baker MS.3 (Harl.7030), p.507, a transcript of Caius College MS.204; in Latin. [2] (fol.16) Andrew Perne, order against playing football, 1580, from Baker MS.3, p.423. [3] (fol.17) Note of...
Dates: 1869
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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Secretary, University Engineering Dept, to Gadd, confirming that five sets of launching trolley parts will be ready for inspection by 5 December, [Cambridge], 3 Dec. 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8091/1/72
Scope and Contents

Carbon copy

Dates: 3 Dec. 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 — Multiple Containers

Sir Gordon Sutherland: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8353
Scope and Contents The collection provides some documentation for most aspects of Sutherland's career, apart from his two periods at the University of Michigan, for which there is virtually no material. For the 1930s there is extensive correspondence, but no laboratory records, and for the wartime period there is a very full sequence of letters exchanged with H.W. Thompson, 1937-1947. Section C contains papers relating to the National Physical Laboratory, and Section D documents Sutherland's involvement with...
Dates: 1921-1982 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Some items are restricted at the discretion of the Keeper of Manuscripts
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Sir John Milner Gray: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7739
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of correspondence and papers relating to the Gambia, Kenya, Kilwa [Kilwa Sultanate] and Pemba, Tanganyika [i.e. Tanzania], Uganda, Zanzibar, West Africa, and other parts of the continent. Some of the topics covered are ethnic groups and Indigenous peoples, languages, the slave trade, the Portuguese colonization in Africa, and archaeology. There are articles by J. Schacht, Emin Pasha, Gervase Mathew, M. Posnansky, and others on Africa, as well as...
Dates: 1950 (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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Sketch Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6298
Scope and Contents

A series of drawings in watercolour, sepia and pen-and-ink of views in Great Britain and Ireland, 32 folios. The drawings are of locations in Ireland, Scotland, the Lake District, Cambridge and Fen Ditton, and Alderley Park (possibly in Cheshire).

Dates: 1798-1799
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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Stellar positions and proper motion, 1765 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/213
Scope and Contents Remarks and tables on proper motion and comparisons of star positions. The volume includes the apparent diameter of the Sun, Moon and primary planets as viewed from the Earth; changes in the obliquity of the ecliptic, 1668-1822, and that observed by the Arab astronomers, 832-1463; unused forms for observational results; proper motion of Arcturus in right ascension from Tycho's observations; rules on aberration of light in calculating the place of a planet; longitude of Cambridge, New...
Dates: 1765 - 1822
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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T.C. Lethbridge, 'The ivory tower': word-processed autobiographical account

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9593
Scope and Contents

Typescript autobiographical memoir 'The ivory tower', with a prefatory notice by Mena Lethbridge in which the work is described as 'a picture of Cambridge Academic life between the two World Wars'.

Dates: 1989 (date of prefatory notice by Mina Lethbridge)
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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To an unnamed young minister, advice not to exert himself beyond his strength, Cambridge, 25 Apr. 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8293/C/5/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Revd Charles Simeon (1759-1836), Fellow of King's College and Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge, began to purchase advowsons in 1817 in order to secure an Evangelical ministry in perpetuity in important centres. Friends contributed money for the purpose and some were associated with Simeon as Trustees of the livings. In 1829 Simeon drew up a 'Solemn Charge' to his Trustees, setting out the principles on which they were to make appointments, which was printed in 1833. In January...
Dates: 25 Apr. 1830
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the deposited records is unrestricted, and use may be made of them in publications without reference to the Trustees. Formal permission should, however, be sought for any full-length publication of material derived from them.
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Typed transcript of letter to Rev. C.B. Elliott, describing recovery of health, purchase of Corporation Livings, and situation in Cambridge, Cambridge, 2 May 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8293/C/5/4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Revd Charles Simeon (1759-1836), Fellow of King's College and Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge, began to purchase advowsons in 1817 in order to secure an Evangelical ministry in perpetuity in important centres. Friends contributed money for the purpose and some were associated with Simeon as Trustees of the livings. In 1829 Simeon drew up a 'Solemn Charge' to his Trustees, setting out the principles on which they were to make appointments, which was printed in 1833. In January...
Dates: 2 May 1836
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the deposited records is unrestricted, and use may be made of them in publications without reference to the Trustees. Formal permission should, however, be sought for any full-length publication of material derived from them.
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University and Town of Cambridge: Taxes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.3
Scope and Contents

Case stated and Counsel's opinion, given and signed by 'J. Raby'

Dates: 16 June 1718
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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Wiles Family: correspondence and genealogical papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7721
Scope and Contents Family correspondence and genealogical papers of the Wiles Family, originally of Holywell near Stamford in Lincolnshire, then of Jamaica, London and Cambridge. There are letters from three sons of Henry Wiles (1729-1815), a gardener at Holywell, who settled in Jamaica: James (1768-1851) was superintendent of the Botanic Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, and was joined by two of his brothers, Henry (1771-1846) and John (1778-1842). All three were plantation owners with enslaved labourers, and are...
Dates: 1791 - 1959
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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Will and probate of William Gooch (junior), 1793-09-11

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 130-132
Dates: 1793-09-11
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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William Frend: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7886-7887
Scope and Contents Files of correspondence, including letters from the following people: Rev. Francis Blackburne, father of Mrs. Frend, brother of Mrs. Lindsey, 3 letters. Sir Frances Burdett, 1 note, typed by Miss Antrobus. Edward Clark, geologist and traveller, 3 letters about Cambridge. W. Cogan, mathematician, 1 letter about maths, 1824. Miss M. Cooper, Stoke Newington, regarding local events, 1831. T. Dalby, mathematician. Rev. J. Disney, 1 letter about Frend's impending trial. George Dyer, 1 letter to...
Dates: 1780-1841 (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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