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Peterhouse College, 1947-1973

MS. Eng. c. 2417

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Scholarship and entrance examinations.

These were held separately at the time in question. Examinations for candidates aiming at a scholarship or exhibition were held in December; examinations for those aiming for entrance as a commoner were held in March. Colleges held their scholarship examinations in small groups with papers set and marked in common; the relevant group here was known as the "King's Group" and consisted of King's College, Peterhouse, Pembroke, Gonville and Caius, and Corpus Christi Colleges. Entrance examinations were usually organised by the individual colleges.

Folder E.7. Entrance acholarship and exhibition papers for "King's Group", 1951, 1953-1957, 1959, most with comments by Kendrew on the standard of questions set and analyses of performance, some with preliminary correspondence and drafts.

Folder E.8 (= closed). Full performance tables of all candidates in "King's Group", 1954-1957, 1959.

Folder E.9 (= closed). Peterhouse entrance examination papers, with notes and analyses of performance, 1950-1959, 1962-1963.

Folder E.10 (= closed). Kendrew's notes on interviews with Scholarship candidates, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1959.


Folder E.11. Kendrew's notes on undergraduates supervised, 1947-1950.

Folder E.12. Miscellaneous reading lists, correspondence with or about Peterhouse undergraduates, 1962-1967.

Folder E.13. Correspondence on the supervision system at Cambridge, with W.B. Harland, 1964, and H. Butterfield (then Master at Peterhouse), 1965.


Folder E.14 (= closed). Correspondence, suggestions for titles, etc., for college prizes (Tait Prize 1949, Sohan Lal Bhatia Prize in Physiology 1963-1966).

Folder E.15 (= closed). Correspondence and papers, 1967-1968.

Folder E.16 (= closed). Correspondence and papers, 1972-1973.


  • 1947-1973


10 folders

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MS. Eng. c. 2417

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NCUACS 11/4/89/E.7-16

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