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Minute book, 1870-1907

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First minute book of the society. Lists of subscriptions received are recorded at irregular intervals. In addition this volume contains:

  1. (fols. i-ii) loose photocopy of part of Lewis Farnell, 'An Oxonian looks back' (1934), with reminiscences of D.B. Monro, the founder of the Oxford Philological Society, 'but having founded it he was slowly killing it by remaining president too long'.
  2. (fol. 16) 'First List of Members'
  3. (fol. 17) the original rules, with (fol. 16v) subsequent amendments
  4. (fol. 18) first meeting of the society, 10 Jun 1870, 'held in Mr. Monro's rooms, Oriel', at which fifteen men were elected members
  5. (fol. 117) printed report of the proceedings of the society, Hilary Term, 1906, including an obituary for Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge
  6. (fol. 125) letter from T.H. Warren, Vice Chancellor, 19 Oct 1906, giving permission for the society's programme to appear in the University Gazette
  7. (fol. 127) typescript balance sheet, 1906
  8. (fol. 134) printed rules, 1877, with amendments to 1882
  9. (fols. 139-140) 'The Restored Pronunciation of Latin', leaflet published jointly by the Oxford Philological Society and the Cambridge Philological Society, [1906]
  10. (fols. 147-148) list of members, with an indication of whether their names can be published or not, n.d. [loose sheets]
  11. (fol. 149) note about the foundation of the Cambridge Philological Society in 1872 [loose sheet]


  • Creation: 1870-1907


149 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


Dep. d. 991

Physical Facet

Binding: Half vellum, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, lettered on upper board, 'Oxford Philological Society Minutes 1870-1907'

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom