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By Heather E. Peek, Catherine P. Hall

ISBN-10: 1108002374

ISBN-13: 9781108002370

Released in 1962, this account of the college information at Cambridge should be of specific significance to these drawn to the heritage of the college. the 1st half describes the expansion of the documents from their beginnings within the 13th century and the alterations of fortune they've got passed through in the course of that point. half presents a survey of the information, putting the most teams within the context of the collage. The authors exhibit how the extra vital sessions of records built and the locations they occupied within the workings of the management. There are 3 appendices: a quick precis of the periods pointed out and the dates they disguise; a listing of muniments of identify to landed estate; and a bibliography directory released works that have contained or integrated files from the Archive. There are 16 illustrations from the information themselves.

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2 Introduction to Grace Book B (Cambridge, 1905), pt. 11, p. viii. 34 FINANCIAL RECORDS OF THE UNIVERSITY Accounts often confirm the details of the conflicts between the university and town, as known from other sources, they do not appear to include an account of the fines levied by them in Sturbridge Fair. Various other aspects of university activities are reflected in these accounts; for example the influence of the Reformation is shown by certain entries, the most striking of these being at the end of the Easter term, 1521, where a charge is entered for drink and expenses at the burning of Luther's books.

Dr Hackett is now preparing this manuscript collection of statutes (which is probably unique) for publication by the University Press. The statutes of the medieval period were authorised by the university itself, and recorded by the proctors. 1 Some of the folios of this book were later removed, and rebound in the Junior Proctor's Book. These early statutes were added to from time to time, until 1570, when the great Elizabethan code of statutes2 became the new foundation of university government.

103 (letter of 9 November 1893). 5 Cambridge University Reporter, 28 November 1893, p. 237. 2 22 THE CUSTODY OF THE ARCHIVES I55O-I96O works, and encouraged others to do so. The editing of the Grace Books A and B was a memorial to H. R. Luard. After the first decade of this century, the archives again began to suffer an eclipse. The expansion of the university brought a corresponding increase in the business of the registrar's office and modern matters took priority over ancient. The registrary was no longer able to give personal supervision to the care of the archives, and in time the shelves became crowded with unwanted office material.

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