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Politics

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 143 Collections and/or Records:

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Accounts of proceedings in parliament, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.02.39
Scope and Contents (1) 'An abastract of certain observations, notes and other things in the parliament holden at Westminster, beginninge the 27 of October beinge Simon and Judes daie 1601. 43 Elizabeth, and ended the 19 of December 1601 aforesaid with the manner of proceedings &c. collected by Heyward Townsend of Lincolnse Inne'. With a memorandum relating to the behaviour of the Commons on the Queen's leaving, and a catalogue of the several acts passed in this parliament. (2) 'A true relatione of every...
Dates: Early seventeenth century
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).
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Alexander William Kinglake: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7633
Scope and Contents The collection sheds light on the Kinglakes's family life, including the lavish amounts spent by William Kinglake on his children's education, and the support he gave his eldest son through his earliest and unsuccessful years as a barrister. They also show A.W. Kinglake developing a taste for the best society and its attendant expense (letters 1/38, 81 and 96) Kinglake's love of travel is seen in letters written on journeys in Wales, 1833 (1/76-9); France, 1834 (1/81-2); North Africa and...
Dates: 1819-1891
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).
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Alfred Lyttelton: papers, 1885 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN I/3/1-10
Scope and Contents

Includes certain papers relating to his post as Colonial Secretary, 1903-5.

Dates: 1885 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Anarchy unveyled, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.04.19
Scope and Contents

A copy, in the hand of Thomas Corie, of 'Anarchy unveyled, or, animadversions upon a booke entitled, A treatise of monarchie, by J. H.'

Dates: Seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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).
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Argument on impositions, 1637

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.05.21
Scope and Contents

An argument uppon the question of imposicions digested and divyded into sundry chapters by his ma’ties attorney generall of Ireland', Sir John Davies; begins (after the dedication to the king's most excellent majesty) 'The question itself is noe more but this ...'. See also MS Ff.03.17, no. 1. At the end of the treatise is written 'R. O. 10 Januar. 1637'. Two leaves follow containing lists of chests and other furniture brought in to Dover House.

Dates: 1637
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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).
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Arguments for the liberty of free men and other political writings, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.13.34
Scope and Contents (1) Arguments at two conferences of committees of both houses of parliament concerning the liberty of the person of every freeman, by Sir Dudley Digges, Edward Littleton and John Selden, beginning ‘My lords: I shall I hope auspiciously begynne this conference this day with an observacon out of holy story. In the dayes of good kinge Josiah ...’; see MS Dd.13.35 no. 1; (2) ‘The earle of Oxons case for the his [recte high?] chamberlaineship of England’; (3) an incomplete and untitled treatise...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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).
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Arguments for the liberty of free men and other political writings, including a parliamentary journal, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.13.35
Scope and Contents (1) Edward Littleton and John Selden’s arguments for the liberty of the person of every free man delivered at a conference with the Lords, with an introduction by Sir Dudley Digges, the objections of Mr Attorney and the replies; a blank space is left for ‘Mr Littleton’s presidents’; see MS Dd.13.34 no. 1; (2) ‘That the kings of England have bine pleased usuallie to consulte with their peares in the great counsells and commons in parliament of marriage peace and warre’, attributed to Sir...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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).
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Arguments for the succession of the kings of England to the kingdome of Fraunce, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.02.10
Scope and Contents

The manuscript has a dedication beginning 'Most excellent prince, and next unto our soveraigne lord and master. In perusinge some olde writings I lighted uppon a manuscript of auncient characterie …'; the title appears on p. 3 and is followed in another hand by three rough drafts of an oration, the third of which begins 'May it please your masterships, Mr Readers merritt yeildes soe much matter of report that store hath made me poore ...'.

Dates: Seventeenth century
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).
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British Parliamentary delegation to Russia, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STKH 2/4
Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence, photographs, cuttings, and reports about the parliamentary delegation in 1945. Members of the group included Colonel Walter Elliott (Conservative MP), Mr Wilfred Roberts (Liberal MP), Lord Farrington, Mr Tom Fraser (Socialist MP), Mr PW Jewson (MP), Major RE Manningham Buller (Conservative MP), Mr John Parker (Socialist MP), Colonel CE Posonby (Conservative MP), and Commander Stephen King-Hall (Independent MP).

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Catalogue of the nobility of England and collection of miscellaneous documents of the sixteenth century, Late sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/Ms Ee.02.12
Scope and Contents 1. A Catalogue of the nobility of England in the XVIth century, shewing what persons have previously borne each title2. 'The Names of the Lords Presidents of the Marches of Wales as they are written in the chappel at Ludlow'3. Pedigree of the Earls of Arundel4. 'The content of the Gawginge Rodde', a.d. 15485. 'The booke of my Lord Mayres Feaste kept in the Guyldehall in the tyme of the Right Worshipfull Maister Willm. Roche Mayre of the cittie of London', 32 Hen. VIII....
Dates: Late sixteenth century
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).
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Collection of documents chiefly concerning relations with France, 1620s

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.70
Scope and Contents Copies of documents in various hands, and original letters. (1) 'Cahyer general des deputes de la religion et la response, 1625', docketed 'receaved Aug. 8. 1625'; includes 21 demands, with the responses to each; (2) 'Copie de la lettre de Mrs les ambrs du Roy de la Gra. Bret. a Mrs de la Rochelle du xie feburier. 1626; the letter was signed by 'Hollande' and 'Carleton' and dated 'De Paris'; (3) 15 original letters, 1626-27, to Sir Edward Barrett, late ambassador at Paris, relating chiefly...
Dates: 1620s
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).
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Collection of political tracts, chiefly relating to the Stuart succession, Late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.04.33
Scope and Contents (1) Leicester’s commonwealth: ‘The coppy of a letter wrytten by a mr. of arts in Cambridge to his friend in London concerning some talke passed betweene two worshippfell and grave men aboute the presente state and some proceedings of the earl of Lecistre and his freinds in England’, a copy of the anonymous book with this title, attributed to Robert Parsons, published in London, 1641. Some of the copyist’s errors have been corrected in red chalk. See also MSS Ff.02.03 and Ii.05.01; (2) ‘A...
Dates: Late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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).
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Collection of religious, political and literary writings, Late sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.05.14
Scope and Contents (1) ‘A miscellany of sundry matters’; some of these are poems in Latin and English by Herbert Westfaling, afterwards bishop of Hereford; others bear the initials ‘W. M.’ [William More?]; another bears the title ‘Mathewe Rogers to his children’; (2) a discourse on the Lord’s supper, in ten ‘sayinges’, dedicated to the protector Edward duke of Somerset, beginning (after the dedication) ‘Christ is in the holye supper ...’; (3) ‘The saynge of doctor Ridleye uppon the sacrament of the bodye and...
Dates: Late sixteenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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).
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Collection of small tracts, Late sixteenth and/or seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.14.25
Scope and Contents (1) (a) ‘The memorial of Sr Thomas Fairfax general of the parliament army, written by himself’; it is headed ‘A short memoriall of some things to be cleared during my command in the army’, (b) Sir Thomas Fairfax, ‘A short memoriall of the northerne actions during the war there from the yeare 1642 till 1644’; (2) ‘Nicolai Carri Novocastrensis Angli Græcæ linguæ in academia Cantabrigiensi professoris regii de scriptorum Britannicorum paucitate et studiorum impedimentis oratio’, according to...
Dates: Late sixteenth and/or seventeenth centuries
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).
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Collection of tracts, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.06.08
Scope and Contents (1) 'Of Robert Earl of Essex and George Villiers Duke of Buckingham, some observations by waie of parallell in the time of theire estates of favour, by H. W.' (Sir Henry Wotton); (2) 'The articles laid downe in libell by the Ladie Frances Howard against Robert Earle of Essex and his answeares thereunto'; the articles and answers are given alternately (see also MS Dd.12.36 no. 1); (3) 'My lord Archbuishope of Canterburye his opinion declared to the Kinges Majestie by letters date Julii 5,...
Dates: Early seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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).
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Collection of tracts and notebooks, Fourteenth to seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.14.30
Scope and Contents (1) Theological notes in Greek and Latin, written from both ends; on a flyleaf is the date 19 October 1651, and on one of the inner leaves the note ‘Ad umbilicum perveni, May 30, 1652’; (2) a discourse, apparently on the text of 2 Peter ii. 1, fourteenth century, in the style of John Wycliffe, of whose date both the writing and the style of English are; imperfect; begins ‘... hevene: and lede hem þine, and herefor seiþ god bi his prophete malachie’; (3) notebook of the steward of a nobleman...
Dates: Fourteenth to seventeenth centuries
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).
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Colonial Office, 1954-07 - 1954-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN II/4/10
Scope and Contents

Letters received on resignation from the Colonial Office mostly from members of the House of Commons and from the House of Lords, with some replies from Oliver Lyttelton (110).

Dates: 1954-07 - 1954-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.27
Dates: 1610-1630 (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).
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Copies of decrees and censures, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.02.01
Scope and Contents (1) 'The censure or decree that passed in the star-chamber upon John Bastwick doctor in physick, Henry Burton clerk, and William Prinn gent. the 14th daie of June, 1637'; (2) (a) 'An absolute coppie of a decree in starr-chamber coram consilio ibid. against the R. R. father in God John lord bishop of Lincoln, XI. Julii, 13 Caroli regis annoque dni 1637', (b) 'An exact coppie of the censures passed by the lords and others of his mat's most honorable privie councell uppon the lord bishop of...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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).
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Copies of documents chiefly relating to trade negotiations with Denmark, Poland and the Hanseatic League, Late sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.02
Scope and Contents A collection of documents which, with the exception of the last, relate to the negotiations carried on by Queen Elizabeth I with the kings of Denmark and Poland, and certain towns of the Hanseatic League, in order to obtain for her subjects greater freedom of trading. The items are in various handwritings and have been bound together in one volume, not arranged according to date. (1) ‘Tractatus pacis inter Henricium septimum regem Angliæ et Johannem regem Daniæ, &c. anno 1490. anno 6o H....
Dates: Late sixteenth century
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).
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Copies of documents relating to Italian politics, Mid or late seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.03.47
Scope and Contents (1) ‘Avvertimenti utilissimi per la corte del conte di Verrua’; (2) ‘Relatione di Venetia fatta dal marchese di Bedmargia ambr Cathco appresso quella republica, hoggi detto il cardinal de la Cueva’; (3) ‘Istruttione data da D. Alphonso de la Cueva, hoggi cardle di Sta Chiesa, a D. Luigi Bravo suo soccessore circa il modo co’l quale si dourà governare nella sua ambasciaria appresso la repca di Vena.’; (4) ‘Relatione dello stato, e forze di tutti li principi d’Italia’; (5) ‘Relatione dello...
Dates: Mid or late seventeenth century
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).
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Copies of documents relating to Italian politics, Mid or late seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.03.48
Scope and Contents

(1) ‘Instruttione data da n. s. Urbino VIII. all’eminmo cardl. Ginetti suo legato de Latere per trattare la pace universale nel congresso di Colonia’; (2) ‘Breve relatione delle difficoltà frapostesi nel radunare il congresso in Colonia avanti l’eminmo sigr cardinl Ginetti legato di Latere 1637, 1638, 1639’. See also MS Ee.03.47.

Dates: Mid or late seventeenth century
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).
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Copies of documents respecting the condition of Flanders, Genoa and other places and their connection with England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.01.29
Scope and Contents (1) ‘Relatione di Fiandra, cioe di quelle provintie che restano sotto l’obidienza delli sermi arciduchi Alberto et donna Isabella infanta di Spagna, fatta dal cardl Bentivoglio in tempo della sua legatione approsso l’ medmo a[r]ciduchi, inviata a Roma all illmo card. Borghese Nipote d’ papa Pauolo Vo’; the text differs somewhat from that published in ‘Opere storiche del cardinal Bentivoglio’ (Milan, 1806), volume I, pp. 133-224; (2) ‘Lettere del illmo signr. card. Bentivogli scritte a...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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).
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Copies of legal, diplomatic and political documents from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.20
Scope and Contents (1) 'Placita concilii in Farnamensi castello, 17 Augusti A. D. 1569. presentibus Duce Norfolchiæ, Comite Bedfordiæ, Comite Lecestriæ, Regii Cubiculi Præfecto, Domino Secretario'; (2) 'Responsio magno aceruo articulorum quos Burgosius quidam Hispani oratoris familiaris eius Leganti nomine, secretioria consillis Dominis obtulit. 1569; (3) (a) 'Articuli a D. Francisco Geraldi equite secritoris consilii dominis regis Lusitani nomini propositi anno dni 1571. Mensis Januarij'; (b) 'Responsio...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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).
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Copies of medieval royal, parliamentary and legal records, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.10
Scope and Contents (1) Brief notes of petitions to parliament, 8 Edw. II; (2) brief titles of the acts passed 8 Edw. II; (3) brief records of parliament, 4-8, 13-15, 17, 20, 25 and 50-51 Edw. III and 10 and 21 Ric. II; (4) ‘De reformatione pacis inter regem H. 3um et Lewlinum filium Griffini principem Walliæ’; (5) brief records of parliament, 21 Ric. II; (6) ‘Privilegia pro villa Colteshall’, beginning ‘H dei gra. rex Angliæ’ and dated ‘ap. Wudstock XVI die Junii’; (7) a proclamation of King Stephen; (8)...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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).
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