Clare College Cambridge

Types of Records


Letter from Oliver Cromwell to fellows of Clare College (ref: CCHR/6/1/1/5/1) 

Letter by Oliver Cromwell

The records may be divided into the following areas and examples are given of what is available:

  • Governing Records - Statutes, election papers, Council minutes
  • Internal Administration - Minutes of committees, Fellows' accounts, Buttery accounts, Library registers
  • Property and estate papers - Deeds, terriers and surveys of the many College properties in and around Cambridge and further afield in places including Stepney, London, Leamington Spa and Scarborough
  • Academic and tutorial - Admission Registers, Tutorial accounts, examination results
  • Clubs and societies - Boat Club, Rugby Club, Clare Association
  • Photographs - Matriculation, sports teams
  • Papers of individuals – Mainly official papers but also some private and personal papers. Noteworthy collections include musical manuscripts of Cecil Sharp and William Denis-Browne as well as records of Masters of Clare such as Samuel Blythe and Henry Thurkill.

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