Cambridge Union Society: Telegrams and Wireless News received during the General Strike

Scope and Content

Typed copies of reports and messages on the progress of the General Strike, 1-14 May 1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cambridge Union Society was formed in 1814 out of an amalgamation of three exisiting student debating societies. The society first met in a room at the Red Lion in Petty Cury. It moved several times subsequently, before finally settling at its present location in 1866, behind the Round Church. During the academic year the Society organises debates and hosts guest speakers.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Stanley S. Brown, Chief Clerk of the Union Society, 26 May 1926.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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