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Prostitution

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Corporate administration papers, 1878 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/FB Whitting/1
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1878 - 1902
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).
 Fonds

Ida Darwin: Correspondence and Papers I

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9368
Scope and Contents Comprises correspondence with family and friends, particularly Horace Darwin, her husband, Erasmus Darwin, Ruth Rees-Thomas and Nora Barlow, her children, Thomas Farrer, her father, and other extended members of the Farrer, Barlow and Darwin families. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically and chronologically; a small proportion of the letters have been calendared to provide a summary of their contents, but the vast majority of the correspondence is simply listed by date with no...
Dates: 1860-1960 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

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).
 File

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).
 File

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

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Misc.Collect.26
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series - University Registry miscellanea - chiefly consists of compilations of practical use within the administration.

Dates: 1862
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-sub-class

Papers relating to Hobson's Charity, in particular the Spinning House, Cambridge, 1830 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Endow.I.1-23a
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1830 - 1893
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).
 Fonds

Records relating to the Spinning House, 1823 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/T.VIII
Scope and Contents

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'.

Dates: 1823 - 1894
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).
 Item

Repetition under Great Seal of 1 Edward III of Edward II's mandate of 6 June 1317 concerning prostitutes, 1327-10-23

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Luard 27*
Scope and Contents

Given at Nottingham.

Dates: 1327-10-23
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-file

Spinning House Case Syndicate minutes, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.VI.6/13
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

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.

Dates: 1860 - 1863
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-file

Spinning House Syndicate minutes, 1818-10-21 - 1820-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.VI.1/54
Scope and Contents

Relate to plans for improvement.

Dates: 1818-10-21 - 1820-01-31
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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St Andrew the Great - Taxes, 1563 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CUR 37.6
Scope and Contents Contents:ST ANDREW THE GREAT1. Notice of meeting to secure Revd. T.S. Hughes as afternoon lecturer, 17 Mar. 1835;ST BENE’T1a. Churchwardens’ receipt for University’s contribution of 30s for repair of bells, 31 May 1655;ST BOTOLPH2. Grace for donation of £15 for new organ in St Botolph’s church, confirmed 1 Nov. 1866;3. Paper in support of above Grace by W.M. Campion (Queens’) Vicar;3a-c. Circulars re restoration of the church with supporting letter from...
Dates: 1563 - 1911
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

The case of Beatrice Cooper, sentenced to one week imprisonment in the Spinning House for prostitution, 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VCCt.I 123
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

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.

Dates: 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).
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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).

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