Papers of Rev. Hugh Legge and Major J.B. Legge
The Legge papers include the diaries of Rev. Legge 1879-1944, and letters from J.B. Legge to his parents, 1929-44.
8.8 Linear metres (88 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 2605, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 5231-4, d. 2605-34, e. 2855-908
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12434
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).
- Papers of Rev. Hugh Legge and Major J.B. Legge
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