Archives - Queens' Old Library


Records relating to the College’s history and estates prior to 1800 are kept in the Archives Department of Cambridge University Library (brief details are listed on their website). The collection is of considerable historical value, not only for the charters and other documents relating to the history of Queens', since many items pre-date the College's foundation (also included, for example, are a long series of accounts and other records relating to the medieval abbey of Crowland). Pre-1800 archival material can be viewed by appointment in the University Library Manuscript Reading Room.

The personal papers of several former Queens' members are kept in the College and will eventually be added to Janus, the online database for University of Cambridge archives (the only materials listed thus far are the personal papers of George Cornelius Gorham (1787-1857)).

Requests for information about post-1800 Queens' archive material should be addressed to the Fellow Archivist: Dr David Butterfield, email:

Powered by SmugMug Log In