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Legislation

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 83 Collections and/or Records:

 Series — Acts

Acts of Parliament relating to Cambridge University and its interests, 1720 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Acts
Scope and Contents From the Management Group: The category - Corporate management records - embraces records of the central decision-making bodies, University officers such as the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrary, and their administrative support. It includes constitutional records.
Dates: 1720 - 1863
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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Acts regarding Merchants of the Staple.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4129
Scope and Contents A compendium of Acts of Parliament regarding merchants of the staple, 2 Edw. III to 20 Hen. VI, 65 folios. The title suggests the 'xxxvith yere of Kynge Henry the sixt' as the date of composition.
Dates: 1458
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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Cambridge University Charters and Statutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4134
Scope and Contents Copies of statutes and other papers. There are 'Memoranda quaedam Logices Artem Spectantia' written from the opposite end of the book (fos 90-63), apparently by Nicholas Stuart, whose name appears on fo. 91v (17th century). On fos 18-19r are notes of Cambridge University and college statutes dated 'Jan 1 1852', in the hand of F.H. Dickinson. On fos 59-63, in the same hand, is an 'Index taken from the Dean of Windsor's copy of the quarto edn of the statutes of 1785 P VI Dec. 31 1851', and notes...
Dates: 1561-1852 (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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Confirmed minutes, 1802 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/7
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, tables devised by José Mendoza de Ríos; correspondence with John Crosley (the astronomer with the expedition to New South Wales); a claim for a reward for Charles Mason's work on lunar tables; a report on the Arnold and Earnshaw chronometers going on the voyage of Captain Matthew Flinders; grants and awards to chronometer-makers; the observations of Nathaniel Bliss when he was Astronomer Royal; models of watch escapements...
Dates: 1802 - 1823
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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Correspondence about the Greater London Authority Bill, 1999-03 - 1999-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 6/41/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising manuscripts of books, articles, lectures, diaries, correspondence, press cuttings, photographs, video and tape recordings. The bulk of the collection is formed by Michael Young's correspondence subject files about organisations he was involved in starting up or with existing organisations who collaborated in his ventures. There is also substantial correspondence with individuals, including family, friends, colleagues and financial backers. A full series of articles...
Dates: 1999-03 - 1999-11
 Management Group

Governance Records / Governing Body

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCGB
Scope and Contents Records concerning the government of the College, including of the College Governing Body and pre-foundation records relating to the work involved in obtaining the College Charter and founding the College.
Dates: [1764-1961]
Conditions Governing Access: Governmental records are closed for 50 years from date of creation, except for those dealing with elections, tutorial matters and appointments which are closed for 100 years.
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Literary: Articles., 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/232
Scope and Contents Proofs and cuttings of articles by WSC on the following subjects: "Mr Macdonald's Opportunity" on the visit of Ramsay Macdonald to the United States; "The Naval Argument" on British and American naval policy; "Prohibition" in the United States; "California"; "Wall Street" on the Wall Street crash; "The Battlefields" about Virginia; "Hollywood"; "Palestine and the Zionists" on violence in Palestine and the need for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs; "Why We Lost" on the defeat of the...
Dates: 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/316
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of articles and short pieces by WSC including: a foreword to a book about Marthe Cnockaert-Roulers and the work of the secret service; "Prohibition"; "Britain must hear the truth" and "Tell England the truth" on the increasing military strengths of Germany and Japan, the likelihood of war in Europe and the importance of increasing the defences of the United Kingdom; an introduction to a reprinted edition of WSC's "The River War" on his experiences in the Sudan; and a reply...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Correspondence concerning WSC's articles for the Daily Mail., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/309
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere] on subjects to be covered in WSC's articles and future contracts (5) and Robert Prew, Literary Editor of the Daily Mail (3).Also includes statements of payments to WSC, notes on Warren Hastings, copies of reports on WSC's speeches about the United States and Prohibition.
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: WSC's articles for Collier's Magazine., 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/340
Scope and Contents Proofs and cuttings of articles by WSC: "America and unemployment" in which WSC defends the principle of unemployment insurance; "Land of corn" on WSC's opinion that food in the United States is inferior to British food, his objections to prohibition and his experiences of travel in the United States; an article on Anglo-American economic relations including notes on British economic policy by Aylmer Valance; and "The problem of liquor control" on prohibition.
Dates: 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: WSC's articles for Collier's Magazine., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/318
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of articles including: "Thoughts on Prohibition" (including research notes by Shane Leslie); "Are we too clever?" on economic depression and overproduction; and "Defence in the Pacific" on the policy of the United States towards the Philippine Islands (including notes from Colin Coote and Shane Leslie).
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Conclusions 10 - 15., 06 Mar 1929 - 10 Apr 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/237
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of Cabinet meetings recording decisions on various subjects including: unemployment and unemployment insurance; immigration from Ireland; petrol prices; foreign affairs in China, Germany, India; the United States and the prohibition treaty; the reduction and limitation of armaments; the proposed Baghdad [Iraq] to Haifa [Israel] railway and pipeline; radium research; the Channel Tunnel; the report of the Commission on East Africa; and the budget.
Dates: 06 Mar 1929 - 10 Apr 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Emergency Business Committee: correspondence., 15 Mar 1929 - 21 May 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/243
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Rupert Howorth (2); Arthur Simons on off licenses and a reduction in liquor licenses; and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to WSC].Also includes copies of letters from Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, WSC] on off licenses in Scotland and on a question by Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] about income tax and the widows' and orphans' fund.
Dates: 15 Mar 1929 - 21 May 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Emergency Business Committee: papers 41 - 76., 13 May 1929 - 28 May 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/242
Scope and Contents Includes suggested replies to questions put to Conservative candidates on a variety of issues including: disarmament arbitration; war debts and reparations; the Kellogg pact; employment of young people; talking films; tied cottages; service pensions; cruelty to animals; taxation of liquor and policy regarding prohibition; education policy; widows and orphans funds; lunacy reform; co-operative societies; motor taxation; and state aid for the deaf.Also includes a letter from Rupert Howorth.
Dates: 13 May 1929 - 28 May 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Licensing Bill: Notes and press cuttings., 1908 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/10
Scope and Contents Includes: extracts from the licensing laws in various colonies and dominions including Australia and Canada; press cuttings on the Licensing Bill including the time limit on licenses and the effect on brewery stock; and notes on the 'tied house system' relating to public houses which are not legally free.
Dates: 1908 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 81 - 100., 18 Feb 1929 - 27 Mar 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/231
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on mining subsidence, petrol and kerosene prices and the trade outlook and economic situation including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on a Committee of Civil Research report on radium and slum policy; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans,...
Dates: 18 Feb 1929 - 27 Mar 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 171 - 186., 23 May 1928 - 18 Jun 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/199
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne] Minister of Agriculture, on the report of the Royal Commission on land drainage; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on safeguarding the enamelled hollow ware industry; William Bridgeman [First Lord of the Admiralty] on ceremonies at foreign war memorials; John Davidson, Chairman of the Unionist Party, on...
Dates: 23 May 1928 - 18 Jun 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Munitions., Dec 1916 - Jun 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/19
Scope and Contents Central Liquor Control Board - Various papers: Including papers on opening hours of Public Houses in the North East of England; papers on the increase in the price of beer in the Enfield Lock area, and its effect on munitions production; printed abstract of convictions for drunkenness; letter from Lord D'Abernon (Chairman) on decrease in convictions for drunkenness during the War.
Dates: Dec 1916 - Jun 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Restriction of Imports Committee: Minutes and memoranda., 29 Jan 1918 - 02 Mar 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/45
Scope and Contents Includes committee minutes of discussions on restrictions on various materials including glucose and barley for brewing, petroleum, cotton, sugar, meat, munitions.Also includes: copies of correspondence between General John Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, and General Sir William Robertson, Chief of Imperial General Staff, on the transport of United States troops; [1st ] Lord Rhondda [earlier David Thomas] Food Controller, on the effect of a prohibition...
Dates: 29 Jan 1918 - 02 Mar 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Fonds — Comm

Papers relating to government commissions, 1765 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Comm
Scope and Contents Cover chiefly the Royal and Statutory Commissions of enquiry into the University and Colleges; also to the work of the University Commissioners.
Dates: 1765 - 1996
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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Political: Constituency: Dundee: Constituency., 01 Jan 1910 - 31 Dec 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 5/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include Sir George Ritchie, (Constituency Chairman), P F Husband (Constituency Agent),J Duncan Miller MP and Alexander Ure, (later Lord Strathclyde),Solicitor General for Scotland.Subjects include the political activities of Trade Unions, WSC's donations to local charities and institutions, proposals to lift embargo on the importation of French straw, Sunday drinking on pleasure steamers operating on the River Tay, Duncan Miller's Fishery Bill.
Dates: 01 Jan 1910 - 31 Dec 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence:., 02 Jan 1911 - 07 Oct 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 5/12
Scope and Contents Correspondents include P F Husband (Consituency Agent); Sir George Ritchie; (Constituency Chairman) Dundee Town Council and The Dundee Lunacy Board.Subjects include, the drop in his majority in the General Election of Dec 1910; complaints that he had not spent enough time in the constituency; Sunday drinking on pleasure steamers operating on the River Tay; The Spirits Act, 1906 passed by the Commonwealth of Australia and its effect on sales of Scotch Whisky; The Dundee Harbour and Tay Ferries...
Dates: 02 Jan 1911 - 07 Oct 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Dundee: General Election., 03 Oct 1922 - 14 Nov 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 5/28A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J C Robertson (President, Dundee Liberal Association, see CHAR 5/28A/20-30); James Allison (Liberal Agent); D J MacDonald (fellow Liberal candidate); Sir Alfred Mond (later Lord Melchett) (2) and others on the General Election campaign. Subjects include Ireland; the Government's Eastern policy; taxation; unemployment and Temperance.
Dates: 03 Oct 1922 - 14 Nov 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Dundee: Grocers' Licenses., 31 Mar 1909 - 04 Jun 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 5/7
Scope and Contents Correspondence on Petition of the 216 Licensed Grocers in Dundee to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, objecting to proposal for "Off Licenses" to sell spirits in minimum quantities of half a pint, stressing differences between English "Off Licenses" and the "Scottish Grocer's Licence" and pointing out that this would cause hardship and bankruptcy.
Dates: 31 Mar 1909 - 04 Jun 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence I-P., Jan 1934 - Dec 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/13A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (5); Neville Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on duty due on motor tricycles; Charles McCurdy introducing WSC to a speaker; John Maitland inviting WSC to the Loughton [Essex] Cricket Club Annual Dinner; Roy Harrod on monetary reform (2).Other subjects include: regulating journalism; providing a post office for Wanstead [Essex]; medical provision; birth control; immigration and employment...
Dates: Jan 1934 - Dec 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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