Latimer Neville: Scrapbook on Cambridge University Elections

Scope and Content

Scrapbook on the elections of University M.P.s, the Chancellor and the High Steward. "Previous proceedings and correspondence are in another book", not preserved with this scrapbook. The volume contains letters, flysheets, pamphlets and additional papers relating to the selection of the Conservative candidate H. Cecil Raikes for the University, 1882 (pp.1-47,186-187); the formation of the Cambridge Conservative Association, 1891 (with letters from G.H. Darwin, G.F. Browne and J.H. Gray) (pp.48-49); the desire of Sir George Gabriel Stokes to step down as University M.P., 1891 (p.57); meetings for the election in the University of R.C. Jebb, 1891, on the death of H. Cecil Raikes; (pp.58-77); the election in the University of Sir John Gorst, 1892 (pp.78-79); Sir John Gorst's connection with the New Zealand Loan Co. scandal, 1895 (p.79); the election to the Council of the Senate, 1900 (pp.80-81); the election of Esquire Bedell (Wilfred Austin Gill) (p.97); the selection of candidates for the University in the General Election, 1895 (p.98-105); the University election, 1900 (pp.106-107); the defence of the financial interests of the Colleges, 1888-89 (pp.108-124); the election of the 8th Duke of Devonshire as University Chancellor, 1891 (pp.125-130); the University election committee, 1883-87 and 1887 election (pp.131-155); the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill, 1888 (pp.155-167); the admission of women to Cambridge degrees, 1888-97 (pp.168-173); the elections to the Council of the Senate, 1888-94 (pp.177-181); the election of the High Steward, Lord Walsingham, 1891, on the death of Earl Powys (pp.182-185); and the protesters against the Welsh Suspensory Bill, 1893 (p.187).

Administrative / Biographical History

Latimer Neville (1827-1904), younger son of the 4th Baron Braybrooke, was Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1853-1904. He succeeded his brother as 6th Baron Braybrooke in 1902.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Received in the Library, 1939; transferred to the Manuscripts Department, 1994.


Former title of collection: Latimer Neville: Scrapbook on University Elections.

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

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