Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Include papers on the role of the Registrary, 1884, 1893; authority of the Proctors in relation to policing prostitution, 1892; clerical assistance for the Vice-Chancellor, 1894; suitable rooms for conducting University business, 1897-8.
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.
Memoranda respecting University history and privileges, ending with judgement in Kemp v. Neville and Ebbon v. Neville, respecting right of search for 'common women', 1861, 1862
This series - University Registry miscellanea - chiefly consists of compilations of practical use within the administration.
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.
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
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'.
Repetition under Great Seal of 1 Edward III of Edward II's mandate of 6 June 1317 concerning prostitutes, 1327-10-23
Given at Nottingham.
The category - Corporate management records - embraces records of the central decision-making bodies, University officers such as the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrary, and their administrative support. It includes constitutional records.
Relate to plans for improvement.
The case of Beatrice Cooper, sentenced to one week imprisonment in the Spinning House for prostitution, 1892
There appear to be two principal sources for these:
i. Escapees from files of depositions and exhibita, subsequently arranged and called Acta Curia, or sorted and mounted in albums by subject (see CUR 2, 6.2, 7, 9-13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 35, 37.1-2, 41.1, 44.1, 79, 95), in each case by Registrary Romilly or Registrary Luard;
ii. Files put together for appeals to the Delegates or Crown.
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.