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King's/KC/KCAR/8/1/2 contains:
1 Altars
2 Burials
2A Composite parts of the interior
3 Doors and doorways
4 Drawings, prints, and engravings
5 Electrics
6 Fanvaulting
7 Floor
8 Furniture
9 Heating
10 Monuments, memorials, inscriptions and plaques
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Title Altars
Reference KCAR/8/1/2/1
Covering Dates 1742–1993
Extent and Medium paper
Content and context

Includes records relating to the reredos and the hanging of Rubens' 'Adoration of the Magi'.

King's/KC/KCAR/8/1/2/1 contains:
1 Photographs.
paper.
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/14 Papers, correspondence etc relating to Chapel Reredos.
paper.
1868–1908
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/60 Reredos Committee. Minutes, printed reports and photos of proposed design.
paper.
1892–1903
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/70 'Designs for the east end of King's College Chapel. Historical exhibition 1965-67'. Photograph mounted on a display board. Excerpt from a printed volume: 'The arrangements and fittings of the E. end have been repeatedly changed. The high altar destroyed in the reign of Elizabeth I...'.
1 board; paper.
1960–1970
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/71 'Designs for the east end of King's College Chapel. Historical exhibition 1965-67'. Photograph mounted on a display board. Shows a drawing entitled 'Kinge's Collige Chappell at Cambrige' and shows the locations of porches, the 'libraria' [library], 'the place where they burie in' and the platform. The plan shows 8 side chapels, the Chapel has 9 today.
1 board; paper.
1960–1970
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/72 'Designs for the east end of King's College Chapel. Historical exhibition 1965-67'. Photograph mounted on a display board. Shows the Detmar Blow reredos with statues in the niches, candelabra on the floor and altar, the altar covered with an altar cloth, and carpet over the tiled floor.
1 board; paper.
1960–1970
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/73 'Designs for the east end of King's College Chapel. Historical exhibition 1965-67'. Photograph mounted on a display board. Taken at an angle to the Detmar Blow reredos (without statues in the niche), includes candelabra on the altar and floor.
1 board; paper.
1960–1970
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/74 'Designs for the east end of King's College Chapel. Historical exhibition 1965-67'. Photograph mounted on a display board. Shows the Chapel east end including some stalls and part of the ceiling and windows. Probably taken from the organ loft. Furnishings include the Detmar Blow reredos without statues in the niches and the Hacomblen lectern.
1 board; paper.
1960–1970
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/74A 'Designs for the east end of King's College Chapel. Historical exhibition 1965-67'. Photograph mounted on a display board showing the layout of the Chapel as viewed from above. It is unclear if this design was installed.
1 board; paper.
1960–1970
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/75 Photograph of Gibbs' Reredos. Drawing at Victoria and Albert Museum, London - 'The altarpiece for King's College Cambridge'.
paper.
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/76 'Design for a new altar screen, King's College Cambridge'. Signed and dated by William Burges.
paper; Pen and wash drawing, mounted..
June 1874
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/77 'Designs for a new altar-screen and sedilla for King's College Chapel Cambridge'. Offprint of an article by W Bruges from 'The Architect'.
1 item; paper.
22 May 1875
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/78 George Romney designs for an altar piece. 8 photographs mounted on a display board.
1 board; paper.
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/84 Report of the Reredos Committee. Signed M R James, describing history of reredos schemes, 1860-1905.
paper.
Oct. 1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/124 'James Adam Arch. 1768'. Plan of reredos.
paper.
1768
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/125 'Plan of Altar Piece'. ?James Adam.
paper.
1769
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/126 Detmar Blow: mounted drawing. Shows elevations and perspective of reredos in east end of Chapel designs.
paper.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/127 Detmar Blow: mounted drawing. Shows elevations and perspective of reredos in east end of Chapel designs.
paper.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/128 Detmar Blow: mounted drawing. Shows elevations and perspective of reredos in east end of Chapel designs.
paper.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/129 Detmar Blow: mounted drawing. Shows elevations and perspective of reredos in east end of Chapel designs.
paper.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/130 Detmar Blow: mounted drawing. Shows elevations and perspective of reredos in east end of Chapel designs.
paper.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/131 Detmar Blow: mounted drawing. Shows elevations and perspective of reredos in east end of Chapel designs.
paper.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/132 Detmar Blow: mounted drawing. Shows elevations and perspective of reredos in east end of Chapel designs.
paper.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/133 Detmar Blow and Fernand Billerey: mounted drawing. Shows elevations for reredos and east end panelling.
paper.
1914
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/134 Detmar Blow and Fernand Billerey: mounted drawing. Shows elevations for reredos and east end panelling.
paper.
1914
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/135 Detmar Blow and Fernand Billerey: mounted drawing. Shows elevations for reredos and east end panelling.
paper.
1914
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/136 Detmar Blow and Fernand Billerey: mounted drawing. Shows elevations for reredos and east end panelling.
paper.
1914
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/139-143 Ambrose Poynter. 5 mounted pen and ink drawings of designs for reredos and east end; scheme A numbers 1-3; scheme B numbers 4 and 5.
5 items; paper.
1903
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/144 'Mason and Basebe'. Photo of [the full-size plaster model of] the Blow reredos and altar.
paper.
1900–1920
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/145 Copy of Bodley and Garner's design for the reredos.
paper.
1895
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/146 Copy of Bodley and Garner's design for the reredos.
paper.
1895
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/150-165 Reredos Committee. Correspondence, reports and lists of subscribers for the Blow reredos.
1 file; paper.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/277 James Adam. Elevation of design for altarpiece.
paper; Framed and glazed..
1768
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/280 Commission of new altar piece. File includes letters, bills and receipts, 1742-1775, and the Provost's notes for a meeting at which proposals were discussed, 1766. The papers refer to a rejected estimate and proposals of Mr Adam and accepted design of James Essex.
1 volume; paper.
1742–1775
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/281 Repair of altar and storage chest. Dean's correspondence relating to the repair of the altar frontal and storage chest.
1 file in envelope; paper.
1987–1989
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/287 Reredos Fund Accounts. Accounts for receipt and expenditure from the Reredos Fund.
1 volume; paper; Mostly blank.
1865–1899
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/288 Blow and Billerey design appeal. Illustrated appeal by M.R. James on behalf of Reredos Committee to all KCC members for contributions towards the completion of the Blow and Billerey designs for the walls of the east end around the new altar (1905). Also, illustrated alternative design [? by whom], undated.
2 items in envelope; paper; Printed.
1905
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/326 Rearranging the interior for Rubens' 'Adoration of the Magi'. Typescript report by Robert McGuire and Keith Murray, architects, on the rearranging of the interior in order to accommodate Rubens' 'Adoration of the Magi'.
1 booklet; paper.
1961
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/327 Proposals for hanging Rubens' 'Adoration of the Magi'. The file contains three reports:. -'Comments on Sir Martyn Beckett's first proposals' by Reverend V.A. de Wall, Succentor. -'Preliminary report on the proposals for the alterations to the east end of the King's College Chapel', unsigned [Martyn Beckett]. -Lighting report by Anthony Juer Lighting Ltd.
3 items; paper.
9 May 1963–16 May 1963
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/328 Plan showing phases of restoration. Plan of internal and external work showing phases of restoration work under title of "programme aid". Shading depicts work to lay new floor, clean vault, to lay floor and add new lead roof. Architect: Rattee and Kett Ltd. Not to scale.
1 sheet; paper.
Apr. 1986
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/343 Circular letter to subscribers to the Reredos Fund. 1 printed letter from J P Carter, Eton College.
1 sheet; paper.
1891
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/353 Dedication of altar candlesticks. Typed letter signed from George Alexander Kohut to Lucy E. Thackeray regarding the dedication of altar candlesticks given to the Chapel in memory of Henry St. John Thackeray (1868 - 1931). File includes a photocopy of the order of service for the Dedication, a photocopy obituary of H.S.J. Thackeray, and a photocopy sheet relating to G.A. Kohut.
8 sheets in envelope; paper.
23 June 1932
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/358 Letter from Provost Okes to T. J. Proctor Carter. The letter is regarding the Chapel Reredos.
Creator: Okes, Richard.
paper.
8 Dec. 1864
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/373 Position of the altar in Salisbury Cathedral. The volume is a copy of 'The Sacristy, A Quarterly Review of Sacred Archaeology, Ecclesiastical Art, Literature, and Antiquities' (new series, number 1) which includes an article by G Gilbert Scott and his son, about the position of the altar in Salisbury Cathedral and Medieval altar positions in general. Tipped-in is a covering letter from G. Gilbert Scott to J. Willis Clark referring to a book containing his research on King's College Chapel.
1 volume; paper.
26 Feb. 1881–1 Apr. 1881
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/376 Order of service for the dedication of the new altar.
1 sheet; paper.
Nov. 1902-Dec. 1902
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/450 'Chapel Panelling'. Correspondence concerning the storage of the reredos that was removed to make way for the Rubens painting. Includes photocopies of articles about the reredos and 2 photocopied plans of the reredos panelling (1964).
1 file; paper.
1992–1993
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/544 Captions to drawings contained within a bound volume of 164 drawings produced by the father of Reverend John Romney. Reverend John Romney gave the volume to the University who placed it in the Fitzwilliam Museum. The captions relate specifically to drawings 47-50 which were designs for an altar piece for the Chapel to be presented to the College by Thomas Orde (Lord Bolton).
2 items; paper.
EAD/GBR/0272/KC/KCAR/KCC/591 Two paragraphs of text relating to the altar and the East end of the Chapel.
1 items; negative; 11x16.5cm..
1959

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