Cambridge University Library: Visitors' Book

Scope and Content

476 folios. The book contains the signatures of recipients of honorary degrees and of other distinguished visitors to the University Library, beginning August 1895. Among the signatures are: (p. 13) Edward R&I, Alexandra, Victoria; (p. 39) Victoria Princess Louis of Battenberg, Louis of Battenberg; (p. 49) Arthur James Balfour; (p. 51) Haig, Jellicoe; (p. 53) Charles M. Doughty; D. Lloyd George, A. Bonar Law, Austen Chamberlain; (p. 55) J.J. Thomson, G.W. Balfour; (p. 59) Cosmo Ebor; (p. 63) Hirohito; (p. 65) Edward P; (p. 73) Albert; (pp. 87 and 131) Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia; (p. 125) Neville Chamberlain; (p. 127) George RI, Mary R; (p. 129) Marie, Queen of Yugoslavia; (p. 137) Farouk R; (p. 221) Princess Margaret.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Kept and signed in the Library.

Other Finding Aids

Full list available in descriptions box in Manuscripts Reading Room.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.