Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Land tenure

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Copies of and extracts from Dr John Woodward's will, 1778 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/GEOL 1
Scope and Contents

Dr Woodward bequeathed a collection of fossils to the University at his death in 1728, together the means to endow a professorship and establish a museum.

Dates: 1778 - 1850
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 File

Correspondence on agricultural tenancies; with related resolution, 1879-04-21 - 1879-06-09

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VCCorr.VI.13
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The correspondence includes items inherited by Power from his predecessors and added by Vice-Chancellors Cookson (1848, 1863-4, 1872-3), Porter (1881-4) and, perhaps, others.

Dates: 1879-04-21 - 1879-06-09
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 — FB Deeds

Deeds and related documents, mostly of University property in Cambridge, 1473 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/FB Deeds
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Financial Board records comprise historic deeds of University property, an extensive subject file sequence, letter books and officers' working papers.

Dates: 1473 - 1973
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-Management Group — D

Deeds of title to University property and related papers, 1290 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/D
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: 1290 - 1975
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).
 File

Grant to William son of Henry Eliot on his marriage to Alexandra daughter of Richard of a stone house with solar and cellar and 3 acres and 1 rood of land in the fields of Cambridge and Barnwell., 1272 - 1307

Reference Code: GBR/0268/CCCC09/12/4.a
Scope and Contents The stone house Richard had by enfeoffment from Peter de Barnwell. Of the land, one acre is in Middlefield between land of the Prior of Barnwell and land formerly of William Godsho and abuts on the road to Hinton; one acre is in Clayhaugeles, between land formerly Warin Astur's and land of St John's Hospital; one rood lies in the same field and lies next to land of Nonancurter (?) and abuts on Milneway; one half-acre lies next to land of Margaret Michel and abuts on a ford; and another...
Dates: 1272 - 1307
 Item

Grant to William, son of Walter de Coten', tanner, of a messuage in Milne Street., 1321-12-20

Reference Code: GBR/0268/CCCC09/11/23
Scope and Contents

The messuage lies between a messuage once Adam de Havering's and a messuage of William de Lolworth, and extends from the high street to land of Peter de Berningham.
Witnesses: Simon de Refham, mayor; John Morice; Peter de Berningham; Andrew de Hitchen; William de Sledmer.

Dates: 1321-12-20
 Sub-item

Letters concerning lease of 17 Paternoster Row, London, 1877-02-28 - 1877-08-18

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Pr.B.13.A.41-2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

All letters are addressed to C.J. Clay, University printer, unless otherwise stated.
Sarah has re-numbered Pr.B.13.1-337. Still to do Pr.B.13.A-G.

Dates: 1877-02-28 - 1877-08-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.
 Item

Quitclaim to John de Sedgeeville of a messuage which the said John holds by gift of the said Matilda., 1341-02-09

Reference Code: GBR/0268/CCCC09/18/49
Scope and Contents

The messuage is between a tenement onc e of Robert Womb and a tenement once of Simon de Refham and abuts on the High Road.
Witnesses: Philip Cayly, mayor; Henry de Beche; Henry de Brunne; Daniel de Felsted; John Baron.

Dates: 1341-02-09
 Series — D.P.

University estate plans and related records, 1724 - 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/D.P.
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: 1724 - 1892
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

Woodwardian Estates papers, 1731 - 1816

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/GEOL 2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The earliest records relate to Woodward's will, estates and the administration of his fossil collection. From the 1880s, administrative records of the burgeoning Department of Geology, its teaching, examining, and students, survive alongside papers for the lengthy project to build the Sedgwick Museum. The archives also include the papers of Professor T. McKenny Hughes, Woodwardian Professor 1873-1917.

Dates: 1731 - 1816
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.