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Collection Level Description: Diaries and Notes of R.S. Herries

Reference: MSS. Eng. e. 3260-71
Title: Diaries and Notes of R.S. Herries
Dates of Creation: 1880-98
Extent: 12 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

R.S. Herries (1860-1941) was a law student at Cambridge, 1881-4, and a barrister in London, 1884-94.

Scope and Content

Diaries and notes of R.S. Herries, as a law student and a barrister, including many descriptions of travels, mainly in Great Britain, some in Europe, with the texts of two papers read to Eton (school) societies, on geology, 1880, and mathematical, mainly geometrical, problems.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought from Henry Bristow in 1996.

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Access Points



Law | Great Britain | 19th century


Diaries | 1880-1898

Herries | R S | 1860-1941 | barrister

University of Cambridge

Europe | Description and travel

Great Britain | Description and travel

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