Minnie Pate: Scrapbook

Scope and Content

Scrapbook of photographs; cuttings from the Cambridge Evening News, Cambridge Review, and other publications; and letters, relating to the Cambridge University Typewriting Office, Cambridge luminaries, and Cambridge life in general.

Administrative / Biographical History

Minnie Pate joined the Cambridge University Typewriting Office in the 1890s. The Office had been established in 1892 by Marian Marshall (c.1848-1901), a trade unionist and women's suffrage worker. In 1900 she sold the business to Minnie Pate. In October 1950 Minnie Pate became the first woman to become an honorary MA of Cambridge University.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by the executors of Miss M. Pate, 1963.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.