Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Legal procedure

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Acta Curiae, 1551-1910

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VCCt.I
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The records comprise act and deposition books, exhibita files and probate records.

Dates: 1551-1910
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).
 Series

'Acta Curiae' neat books, 1579 - 1746

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Comm.Ct.I
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The archives comprise act and deposition books, exhibita files and bonds. They include records of courts at Sturbridge and Barnwell Fairs.

Dates: 1579 - 1746
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).
 Series — Collect.Admin.

Administrative compilations made by University officers, 1390 - 2019

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Collect.Admin.
Scope and Contents

Administrative compilations made by University officers include procedural guides to academic, ecclesiastical and judicial business and ceremonial, and formularies, precedents, inventories, statutes, ordinances, regulations and charters.

Dates: 1390 - 2019
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).
 Series

Bonds for appearance before the Commissary ('Obligationes pro comparitione'), 1589 - 1746

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Comm.Ct.IV
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The archives comprise act and deposition books, exhibita files and bonds. They include records of courts at Sturbridge and Barnwell Fairs.

Dates: 1589 - 1746
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).
 Management Group — UA

Cambridge University Archives

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA
Scope and Contents The University Archives is responsible for the selection and preservation of the internal administrative records of the University of Cambridge, dating from 1266 to the present, and for making them available for administrative and research purposes. The archives are as diverse in their contents as the activities - self governance, teaching and research, property management, administration of justice, external relations - the University has pursued down the centuries. They include charters,...
Dates: 1266 - 2021
Conditions Governing Access: 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).
 Fonds — Dis.Ct.

Court of Discipline archives, 1932 - 2004

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Dis.Ct.
Scope and Contents

The archives comprise specifica case papers and acta.

Dates: 1932 - 2004
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).
 Series

Deposition books, occasionally with assignations and 'responsa', 1580 - 1641

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Comm.Ct.II
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The archives comprise act and deposition books, exhibita files and bonds. They include records of courts at Sturbridge and Barnwell Fairs.

Dates: 1580 - 1641
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).
 Series

'Exhibita' files, 1579 - 1690

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Comm.Ct.III
Scope and Contents

These are files of documents produced in court.

Dates: 1579 - 1690
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).
 File

Mechanics' Institute - Regent Street stone, 1601 - 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CUR 37.5
Scope and Contents Contents:MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE1. Notice of Annual General Meeting and list of members of Mechanics’ Institute, 15 Mar. 1837;MENDICITY2. Draft of proposed regulations for a society for suppression of mendicity, 1819;3. Regulations carried at a meeting for the institution of a Mendicity Society; with list of subscribers, 8 May 1819;4. Abstract of principal laws relating to vagrancy;5. Rough notes of relief given in certain weeks, 1828;6. Resolutions of a...
Dates: 1601 - 1867
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).
 Fonds — S.V.Ct.

Papers of the Court of the Septem or Sex Viri, 1927 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/S.V.Ct.
Scope and Contents

The records relate to procedure and a few cases.

Dates: 1927 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: These records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation.
 File

St Andrew the Great - Taxes, 1563 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CUR 37.6
Scope and Contents Contents:ST ANDREW THE GREAT1. Notice of meeting to secure Revd. T.S. Hughes as afternoon lecturer, 17 Mar. 1835;ST BENE’T1a. Churchwardens’ receipt for University’s contribution of 30s for repair of bells, 31 May 1655;ST BOTOLPH2. Grace for donation of £15 for new organ in St Botolph’s church, confirmed 1 Nov. 1866;3. Paper in support of above Grace by W.M. Campion (Queens’) Vicar;3a-c. Circulars re restoration of the church with supporting letter from...
Dates: 1563 - 1911
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).
 File

Transcribed extracts from law compiled for reference, 1862 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.V 25
Scope and Contents

Comprise: extracts from letters patent of Elizabeth I; answers of G. Denman, counsel, to questions on proctorial authority, particularly powers of entry and arrest of prostitutes, May 1862; answers of R.W. Webster, Attorney General, on questions of throwing open the Vice-Chancellor's Court, 1891.

Dates: 1862 - 1891
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).

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.