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List of Special Collections

W.S. Hadley Books

The Hadley Collection of books on the Napoleonic era was put together by a former Master of the College, William Sheldon Hadley, who was Master from 1912-1927. The collection contains over 1,000 books, many of which are in French and very hard to locate elsewhere. For more information on the Hadley collection this blog by the European Languages Across Borders team will be of interest.  If you would like to consult one or more of the books in the Hadley Collection, please contact the Librarian.


Pembroke College has few collections of Private Papers and Archives. Those that we do hold are listed here:

Aubrey Attwater  (history of the College)

Ted Hughes memorabilia

Humphrey Jennings personal archives

Tom Rosenthal (art catalogues)

Sir Ronald Storrs (microfilms); a list of the microfilm reels and their contents is available from the publisher.

Lord Justice Peter Taylor (papers)

Leonard Whibley (papers)

If you have a scholarly interest in these archives please apply to the Librarian for a list of holdings where they are available.  Appointments may be made with the Librarian to see the items.