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Papers of Rev. Hugh Legge and Major J.B. Legge

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The Legge papers include the diaries of Rev. Legge 1879-1944, and letters from J.B. Legge to his parents, 1929-44.

Dates

  • 1879-1944

Extent

8.8 Linear metres (88 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 2605, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5231-4, d. 2605-34, e. 2855-908

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12434

Overview

The Legge papers include the diaries of Rev. Hugh Legge 1879-1944, and letters from his son, Major J.B. Legge, to his parents, 1929-44.

Biographical / Historical

Rev. Hugh Legge (1870-1944) was at Haileybury, 1881-9; Trinity College, Oxford, 1889-93 (rowed in the Boat Race, 1893); worked in London and Oxford from c.1894; ordained deacon, 1897; Mission of Help to the Church in South Africa, 1904-5; with the Red Cross in Serbia, 1915; rector of Newbold Verdon, Leics., 1917-44. For an obituary, see 'The Public House Parson', The Modern Churchman, 34 (Dec. 1944), 231-4. Major J.B. Legge was his son.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the library by J. B. Legge, 1946 (and closed until 1994).
Title
Papers of Rev. Hugh Legge and Major J.B. Legge
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2017
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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