File relating to a deputation of English universities and colleges [not Oxbridge or London] to the Treasury in December 1895 to request government funding. The deputation appears to have been co-ordinated by Owens College and Yorkshire College, and reflected concerns that English civic universities were not eligible for the same level of government support as other UK institutions. The file comprises a large body of correspondence from other colleges, learned societies, local authorities and private individuals pledging support or indicating their availability for the delegation. The Treasury did agree for additional support for arts and science subjects. Also includes some papers relating an earlier deputation in 1887.