Bundles of Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 UCC/1/3/12
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      3 bundles Many letters are dirty and frayed around the edges

Scope and Content

Large bundle of letters (46 items) held together with brass clip. Letters concerned with routine college business, including readmission letters from students, subscription letters, donations, recommendations for scholarships and notes regarding the health of students.

Large bundle of routine letters (38 items) to UHMB, mostly concerned with subscriptions.

Large bundle of letters (39 items), mostly routine college business, including subscriptions, student resignation from College, resignation from Committee of HMB and a list of books for the College library. Also includes: 

  • Letter dated 26 Sep 1865, from Edwin Smith to Dr. Beard calling for a 'central organisation' of like minded people in response to letters by Martineau and Clayden in The Inquirer.
  • Letter dated 26 Sep 1865, from P. W. Clayden. Mentions Martineau's letter in The Inquirer. Emphasises the need for organisation. Asks if Beard will sign a circular 'calling for a Convention or Convocation of Unsectarian Churches and ministers'.
  • Letter dated 18 Oct from Brook Aspland to Beard. Concerns dispute with 'the Martineau party' and reports on the events of a meeting.
  • Two letters dated 23 and 25 Feb 1865. From John Robberds, one declining 'the office in question' and the other declaring that he was not a Visitor for the HMB as stated in the Report.