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.
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).