Archive Centre Online Resources
The Guides to the College or Modern Archives are comprehensive. To see images of documents you can take a tour of the College archives or visit the pages about an HLF project about the King's College estates records.The Online Exhibitions pages also feature items from the archives, and the Introduction to Archives page includes images from the Rupert Brooke collection.
Between 1449 and 1794 King's College was permitted to exercise Probate Jurisdiction within the precincts of the College. The wills of members of the College, servants, tradesmen and tenants were proved in its court, which also granted, where appropriate, Letters of Administration. The College retains transcripts of the relevant archives in a series of Ledger Books, which have been examined by Nesta Evans in her capacity as General Editor of the British Records Society (BRS) ‘Series of Indexes to Probate Records’. The index is provided by kind permission of the BRS.
The 'Introduction to Archives: Rupert Brooke' web resource (see the link above) is an introduction to archives use in general. It is intended for A-level students, as well as bright and motivated GCSE students, but may be of interest to anybody new to archives.
For on-line images of all the letters between Rupert Brooke, William Denis Browne and Sir Edward Marsh, from the recent accession of the Schroder collection, follow the link to the University's on-line exhibition pages.
The link to the English palaeography course, designed for those whose research will embrace original English manuscript sources in this period, includes some of the College Archives as documents 1 to 11.