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` bedells

` Permanent officials appointed to assist in the conduct of the university’s business as emissaries and guardians of ceremonial. The Esquire Bedells , long since reduced in number from three to two, retain their ceremonial functions. The Yeoman Bedell , or Dog Bedell , whose more modest errands included the serving of warrants on those summoned to the University Courts, has been partly replaced by the University Marshal. See also maces . For further details see H. P. Stokes, The Esquire Bedells of the University of Cambridge , (Cambridge Antiquarian Society, Octavo Series, 1911), Philip Sinker, ‘The Esquire Bedells’, Cambridge 8 (1981) pp. 60-66, and “Useful and Picturesque Officers”: Catalogue of an exhibition of University Archives relating to the Esquire Bedells , Cambridge University Library, 1981. For a list of Esquire Bedells go to http://http://venn.csi.cam.ac.uk/ACAD/lists/index.html
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