Catalogue of Modern Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge

The manuscripts described here date from the 16th century to the present day. They are widely varied, but a large proportion of them are collections of personal papers, many of them belonging to former members of the College. These papers document the lives and work of people active in a range of fields, including science, literature, philosophy, politics, economics, and bibliography.

Further information about the collections and this catalogue may be found on the following pages:

Introduction to the Catalogue

Overview of the Collections

List of Collections

Navigating and Searching the Catalogue

Notes on Referencing

Featured Items

For information about the Library’s medieval manuscripts and printed books and the College archive see Wren Library Collections.

For information about arranging to consult our collections see Information for Readers.

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