Richard Boulind: Cambridge Libraries Questionnaire

Scope and Content

Completed questionnaire returns, some with accompanying correspondence, library guides and photographs of buildings, books and manuscripts. There is also an index. The correspondents include Andrew J. Armour (Assistant Chief Librarian, Cambridgeshire); Michael J. Farrar (County Archivist, Cambridgeshire); Kenelm Foster (Librarian, Blackfriars, Cambridge); Martin Golding (Librarian, Peterhouse); Virginia M. Kerr, (Avery Library, Columbia University, New York); Jean F. Lambert (Librarian, Hughes Hall); Dorothy M. Owen (University Archivist); Graham Pollard (Librarian, Wolfson College); (116) R.C. Smail (Sidney Sussex College); and Anthony K. Wilson (CUP).

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard H. Boulind (1938-c.1988), librarian and bibliographer, was asked in 1985 by The Oleander Press of Cambridge to compile a reference guide to all significant libraries and archives accessible to the public in the University and City of Cambridge. He sent out a questionnaire to obtain information from each library, to which there were over 100 replies. The guide itself was never published.


The returns are arranged alphabetically by library.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs. J. Boulind, 1995.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.

Corporate Names

Geographical Names