Cambridge University: Examination Papers for the Medieval and Modern Languages Tripos

Scope and Content

Examination papers for the Cambridge University Medieval and Modern Languages Tripos, with some related papers.

MS.Add.5967: Tripos examination papers, 1916 and 1923, 32 folios.

There is one paper in typescript and draft and two further papers in draft only, covering 29-31 May 1916. In a separate envelope, in typescript, are three papers of the same tripos for 1923. The papers are in English and Kikuyu.

MS.Add.5968/1: Tripos examination papers and other related papers, 1916, 24 folios.

The papers are in English, Old French, Old Provenal and Latin: (fo. 1) tripos examination papers, 29 and 30 May 1916, in Old French and Old Provenal; (fo. 19) letter from G.N.L. Hall to Charles Sayle, 17 April 1917; (fo. 21) papers set for Lightfoot Scholarship, 2-4 May 1916, in the hand of G.N.L. Hall.

MS.Add.5968/2: Tripos examination papers, 29-31 May 1916, 11 folios.

The papers are written in two hands, in English and Russian.

MS.Add.5969: Tripos examination papers, 1918-1919, 111 folios.

The papers are written in three hands, in English, French, Provenal, Italian, Russian and German: (fo. 1) drafts and typescript of examination papers, 27-29 May 1918; (fo. 61) the same, 26-28 May 1919.

MS.Add.6187: Tripos examination papers, 1919 and 1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Tripos is the formal examinations of the University of Cambridge. It is commonly divided into two parts, which are taken successively.

Hector Munro Chadwick (1870-1947) was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge University, 1912-1945.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

MS.Add.5969 was deposited by Professor H.M. Chadwick, 1918-1919. MS.Add.6187 was deposited by Professor H.M. Chadwick and others from 1919 onwards. There is no record of accession for MSS.Add.5967-5968.


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

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