Rights and privileges
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Confers on the University powers to make an annual enquiry into the state of watercourses and roads (as in the statutes of the Cambridge Parliament) and repeating the permission of his predecessor to expel prostitutes and lewd women to a distance of at least four miles from Cambridge. Bears fragment of Great Seal in green wax on green and white strings.
Pleas of Proctors Wollaston and Cope in case brought against them in Court of Common Pleas by [? first name] Ebbon relating to apprehending of prostitutes, 1860
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.
University letters were exchanged with the Crown, ministers of state and dignitaries. They covered a wide range of subjects, including the University's rights and privileges, internal governance, religious observance and legal disputes. Also included in this category are letters of royal patronage, or 'mandates', for the award of degrees and offices and, in lesser quantity, formal orations delivered on celebratory occasions.