John Willis Clark: Papers

Scope and Content

Notes, extracts, transcripts and other material concerning architecture, history and other subjects, much of it compiled in preparation for published works, including Robert Willis, Architectural history of the University of Cambridge,mostly concerning Cambridge and its university. Many of the documents have supporting correspondence.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by J.W. Clark, 1910.

Other Finding Aids

Parts of the collection are described in the catalogue of the papers of Robert Willis, available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Related Material

For further papers of John Willis Clark also see MSS Add.5083-5097, 5103-5118, 5122, 5123 and 6373. Cambridge University Library also holds correspondence of John Willis Clark, MSS.Add.8952-8955. Other material received with the Clark bequest now forms part of the collection of Robert Willis (see MSS.Add.5022-5045, 5058-5062, 5064, 5071, 5074, 5075, 5078-5082, 5127-5139 and 5141-5144).


MS.Add.5069: extracts from the transcript are printed in Robert Willis, Architectural history of the University of Cambridge, Vol. II, pp. 196-200. MS.Add.5070: for further information see the Architectural history of the University of Cambridge, Vol. II, pp. 267-268.

Additional Information

Also includes MS Add.5065-5070, 5072, 5073, 5076, 5077