Fragmentary archive of the University's Bursar's Office. Most of the records date from the first half of the 20th century and are very varied in content. It is possible that the surviving material was selected at some point by University administrators, as it constitutes only a fraction of the records of the Bursar's Office during this period.
The records comprise: annual departmental estimates files (UMB/1), compiled as part of internal budgeting processes. There are also more general subject files (UMB/2), which cover subjects as diverse as the award of wrist watches to former University students on active service during the First World War to building projects cancelled due to the outbreak of war in 1939. There are also bank account books for miscellaneous University funds (UMB/4).