Stephen Fleet papers

Scope and Content

Includes College papers (additional to existing series) and personal items. Also includes some artefacts

Administrative / Biographical History

Stephen Fleet was Master of the College and Registrary Emeritus of the University of Cambridge. He was born on 28 September 1936 and was educated at Lewes County Grammar School in Sussex and St John's College Cambridge where he took his MA and PhD. Stephen had a distinguished academic career in Mineral Sciences and Crystallography and became a Founding Fellow of Fitzwilliam College in 1963. In 1974, whilst continuing his academic work, he became Fellow and Bursar of Downing. From 1983-1997 he became Registrary of the University and continued to serve the College as President (1983-1985) and Vice-Master (at various times). On retirement from his University duties, he continued to devote himself to the College, becoming Master in 2001 and Honorary Fellow in 2003. He married Alice Percival in 2002 and died on 18 May 2006


Divided into five main sections

Conditions Governing Access

Most of the material is open to bona fide researchers but some individual items contain confidential material and access is restricted

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alice Fleet

Other Finding Aids

On College's archive catalogue; only available on site

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Mainly paper but some artefacts

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Kate Thompson, College Archivist, April 2010

Appraisal Information

The College papers comprise his personal set and were only kept if they were not replicated in the official series


Unlikely to be any further accruals

Personal Names

Geographical Names