Visitors' book, in various hands, listing members of Cambridge University who visited Upware, 6 November 1851 - 14 May 1856, with notes and remarks, 46 folios. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Arthur B. Gray.
Upware Republic Society: Visitors' Book
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.6266
- Dates of Creation1851-1856
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
In November 1851 undergraduates from Cambridge University formed a independent 'republic' at an inn at Upware, Cambridgeshire. They appointed officials, including clerics and consuls, and kept minutes of meetings. The members of the society included Samuel Butler. The republic became a 'kingdom' during the 1860s, following the involvement of Richard Ramsay Fielder, of Jesus College. The society was relaunched in 2001 by Mark Valentine.
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Presented by Arthur B. Gray, 1921.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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