Cambridge University Amateur Boxing Club: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Frederick W. Ratcliffe, Vice-President of the club, relating to officers, the constitution, the sporting and social activities of the club, and the safety of the boxers, especially the provision of head protectors. The correspondents include Richard N. Barlow-Poole (University Health Services), Sir John Butterfield (Vice-Chancellor), R.J.H. Uprichard (President), and Paul Hawkins (Junior Proctor).

Administrative / Biographical History

The first Varsity boxing match between the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford was held at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on 10th March 1897. Annual matches have been held ever since, with a break during the wars. Today the Club is coached by Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) registered coaches.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr. F. W. Ratcliffe, 1994.


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

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