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Rights and privileges

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Series — Hare

Copies of Liber privilegiorum et libertatum alme universitatis Cantebrigiensis, 1587 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Hare
Scope and Contents The Liber comprises copies by a professional scribe of transcripts by Hare of royal charters, letters patent and other documents granting and confirming the University's privileges, partly from the University's records, but chiefly from those of central government in the Tower. The documents are arranged by reign, King Arthur to Queen Elizabeth. Notes by Registrary Romilly, Vice-Chancellors Ashton and Parris and pasted-in lists of various kinds attempt to deal with the fact that both the...
Dates: 1587 - 1875
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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Letters patent of 37 Henry VI issued at the instance of Robert Wodelark, 1459-04-12

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Luard 124*
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1459-04-12
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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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).
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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

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.V 21
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-mangmt group: The Proctors are two University officers, in early years sometimes known as Rectors, appointed annually to represent the interests of the Regent Masters, and to maintain discipline. Their early responsibilities for the University finances devolved increasingly on the Vice-Chancellor. Deputy Proctors were frequently appointed from the earliest times when the maintenance of order was particularly threatened, student discipline being the function for which Proctors were for many centuries...
Dates: 1860
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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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).
 Series — Lett.

University letters, 1453 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Lett.
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1453 - 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).

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