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Official and general correspondence, 1935-1938

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The letters dated 1938 are mainly letters of congratulation on Clementi being awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Magdalen College, Oxford:

Includes letters from:
  1. Bailey, Cyril, two letters, 1938
  2. Bell, John, 1937
  3. Benecke, Paul V.M., 1938
  4. Bickmore, David (on behalf of the Edinburgh Geographical Institute), 1938
  5. Brown, four letters, with enclosures, 1937-1938 (=Res.)
  6. Campbell, William Kenneth Hunter, with enclosure (a copy of his first report on China for the League of Nations, typescript), 1935
  7. Caulfield, R. St. George, with enclosure (newspaper cutting from The Straits Times, 19 Nov 1936, about the Singapore airport), 1936
  8. Christie, Ethel, 1938
  9. Clark, H. Harley, two letters (including a lettercard), 1938
  10. Cookson, Christopher, 1938
  11. Dowbiggin, Sir Herbert Layard, with enclosure (newspaper cutting from The Times containing news from Oxford University, including the names of those awarded Honorary Fellowships of Magdalen College, 19 May), 1938
  12. Driver, Sir Godfrey Rolles, four letters, 1936-1938
  13. Forster, Lancelot, 1936
  14. Gordon, George Stuart, three letters, with enclosure (newspaper cutting from The Times containing news from Oxford University, including the names of those awarded Honorary Fellowships of Magdalen College, 19 May), 1938
  15. Hayley Bell, Francis, with enclosure (a photograph of charts and a map showing the barometric and wind velocity readings on the day of the Hong Kong typhoon, 2 Sep 1937, and a list of ships driven ashore), 1938
  16. Haynes, Alwyn Sidney, three letters, with enclosure (newspaper cutting from The Times, 14 Jun 1937, about the official opening of the new Singapore airport), 1937-1938
  17. Johnston, Sir Reginald Fleming, 1937
  18. Jordan, Arthur Benjamin, two letters, with enclosures (articles from the Monthly Review of Chinese Affairs, no. 78, Feb 1937 and no. 82, Jun 1937, on 'The Situation in China'), 1937
  19. Lambert, Sir George Bancroft, 1938
  20. Lane, W.B. (card about the Tower of Babel, inscribed with message), 1936
  21. Leigh-Wood, Sir James (circular letter from the Royal Empire Society appealing for subscriptions towards a portrait of Sir Archibald Weigall, with receipt attached), 1938
  22. McDougall, B.D., with enclosure (newspaper cutting from The Daily Chronicle, 19 Aug 1936, about Clementi's book, The Chinese in British Guiana), 1936
  23. Minett, Ethel Mary, two letters, 1938
  24. Noble, Percy, 1936
  25. Northcote, Sir Geoffrey Alexander Stafford, two letters, 1937
  26. Parker, Henry Michael Denne, four letters, 1938
  27. Parry, Henry, 1938
  28. Shouson, Sir Chow, 1936
  29. Smith, Charles A, with enclosure (corrected draft of Clementi's interview with the International News Service, New York, about Japan), 1938
  30. Smith, Kingsbury, with enclosure (corrected draft of Clementi's interview with the International News Service, New York, about Japan), 1938
  31. Thompson, Beatrice, two letters, with enclosures relating to the British Empire & China Trade Fair, Hong Kong (minutes of a meeting attended by Clementi, 24 Jan 1936; transcript of speech by Thompson, 'Why Neglect the South China Market: Facts and Realities in Modern China'; copy letters to S.H. Dodwell and Sir W.T. Southorn; typescript resume of 'events leading up to the present position of the British Empire & China Trade Fair'), 1936
  32. Webb, Clement Charles Julian, 1938
  33. Wood, Casey Albert, two letters, 1935, 1938
Also includes:
  1. table plans for Mercers' Company dinners on 3 Jul, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 19 Nov and 10 Dec 1935
  2. manuscript draft of Clementi's speech for a meeting of the Royal Empire Society, 6 Apr 1936, with [press release] about Sir Norman Angell's address at the same meeting
  3. typescript notes on W.B. Lane's lecture to the Ethnic Study Group on 'Babylon: Past and Present', 23 May 1936
  4. eight newspaper cuttings from The Times about Japan and China, 21 Sep 1936-11 Feb 1937
  5. two newspaper cuttings from The South China Morning Post about the successes of Hong Kong University students in exams in England, 22 Sep, 24 Sep 1936, with compliment slips of Sir William Hornell
  6. two newspaper cuttings from The South China Morning Post and The Hong Kong Sunday Herald about Professor Ride's lecture on Hong Kong's medical education, 3-4 Oct 1936, with compliment slips of Sir William Hornell
  7. newspaper cutting from The Times, 'Railway across North Siberia', 28 Nov 1936
  8. typescript of W.B. Lane's paper read to the Ethnic Study Group on 'The Growth & History of the City Companies', 2 Oct 1937
  9. journal cutting from the Radio Times about a broadcast of Muzio Clementi's Sympony in D, 15 Oct 1937
  10. card listing 'Collar Days', Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, 1 Jan 1938
  11. speech by Clementi at a Royal Empire Society dinner, 18 Jan 1938, with table plan and typescript biographical information about the chief guest, Count Johan Paul van Limburg Stirum, 1938
  12. newspaper cutting from The Times on local expenditure (a Letter to the Editor from H.B. Bryant), 18 Jun 1938
  13. invitation to the Gaudy Dinner, Magdalen College, Oxford, 24 Jun 1938
  14. typescript notes of a talk between Clementi and the Raffles College Commission about British Malaya and the relations between the Malay, Chinese and Indian communities, 11 Aug 1938
  15. two newspaper cuttings about the assassination of the Chinese statesman Tong Shao-yi on 30 Sep 1938
  16. newspaper cutting from The Daily Sketch, 'Former Hong-Kong Governor warns the West' (interview with Clementi), 28 Jan 1938, with compliment slip from D.M.B. Collier, 30 Jan 1938

Dates

  • 1935-1938

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.

Shelfmark

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 15

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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