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 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

Hobson's Trust papers, 1851 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Char.II.2-4
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.

Dates: 1851 - 1917
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).
 Sub-sub-class

Papers relating to Hobson's Charity, in particular the Spinning House, Cambridge, 1830 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Endow.I.1-23a
Scope and Contents

Thomas Hobson (?1544-1630), carrier, by codicil to his will, 1 January 1630, left money for the maintenance of a house of correction and workhouse. The University portion of the former, known as the Spinning House, on St Andrew's Street, was used as a prison for prostitutes apprehended by the Proctors until 1894.

Dates: 1830 - 1893
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

Records relating to the Spinning House, 1823 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/T.VIII
Scope and Contents

The Spinning House was a house of correction to which women suspected of 'walking with undergraduates', i.e. prostitution, were committed under the Vice-Chancellor's jurisdiction, which jurisdiction was abolished in 1894 following the notorious 'Daisy Hopkins case'.

Dates: 1823 - 1894
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).