Cambridge University Library

Alphabetical list of important collections

Please follow links below to descriptions or catalogues of our more important collections:

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg (1834-1902) 1st Baron Acton, historian
Baldwin, Stanley (1867-1947) 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, statesman
Barlow family of Thornby, Northants - papers c. 1850 to 1990
Bourke, Richard Southwell (1822-1872) 6th Earl of Mayo
Butterfield, Herbert (1900-1979) knight, historian
Buxton family - papers 1160 to 1926
Cambridge University Greek Play Committee
Cambridge verses for Queen Elizabeth I, 1564
Cholmondeley (Houghton) Papers (including the papers of Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676–1745), prime minister)
Churchill, John Winston Spencer (1822-1883) 7th Duke of Marlborough
Churchill, Lord Randolph Henry Spencer (1849-1895) politician
Coke family of Weasenham Hall (Norfolk) - estate papers from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century
Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882) naturalist
Dent, Edward Joseph (1876-1957) Professor of Music - World War I correspondence
Ely Dean and Chapter Archives
Ely Diocesan Records
Eyre Family - papers and correspondence 1782-1916
Gerhard, Roberto Juan Rene (1896–1970), composer
Thomson, William (1824-1907) Baron Kelvin, mathematician and physicist
Haddon, Alfred Cort (1855-1940) anthropologist
Hardinge, Charles, (1858-1944)1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, statesman
Hengrave Hall Manuscripts
Heveningham Hall Archives [see Vanneck Papers]
Heym, Stefan (1913-2001) writer
Hoare, Samuel John Gurney (1880-1959) 1st Viscount Templewood, statesman
Jardine Matheson Archives
Jardine Skinner Archives
Milnes, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe (1858-1945) 1st Marquess of Crewe, statesman
Mitchell, Joseph Stanley (1909-87), radiotherapist, physicist
Moore, George Edward (1873-1958) philosopher
Needham, Noel Joseph Terence Montgomery (1900-1995) biochemist and sinologist
Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727) knight, natural philosopher and mathematician
Palmer, William Mortlock (1866-1939) antiquary
Parkes, Harry Smith (1828-1885), knight, diplomatist
Perceval, Spencer (1762-1812) statesman
Peterborough Dean and Chapter Manuscripts
Phoenix Assurance Archives
Printers’ Papers
Royal Commonwealth Society
Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives
Rutherford, Ernest (1871-1937) Baron Rutherford of Nelson, physicist
Sassoon, Siegfried Loraine (1886-1967) poet and author
Schnitzler, Arthur (d. 1931) writer
7:84 Theatre Company Archives
Smith, William (1756-1835) politician, and the Smith family 1678 to 1951
Stokes, Sir George Gabriel (1819-1903) 1st Baronet, physicist
Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection
University Archives
Vanneck family
Young, Edward Hilton (1879-1960) 1st Baron Kennet, politician