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Minute books of the Oxford Philological Society


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The volumes contain brief minutes, usually comprising: the date and place of the meeting; the names of members present; the title of the paper presented and by whom; any proposals, including new members. They also contain lists of members, and financial information.


  • Creation: 1870-1999


0.1 Linear metres (4 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. d. 991, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. d. 991-994

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6970


Minute books of the Oxford Philological Society, founded to support the study of Greek and Latin languages and literature.

Biographical / Historical

The society was founded in 1870 to provide 'mutual help in the study of the Greek and Latin languages and literature'. The initial rules state that there were to be two meetings per term and members were to pay an annual subscription of 10 shillings. Women were admitted to the society in 1936. At the time of deposit, the society still meets three times a term, and has an annual subscription of £5.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Adrian Kelly, Secretary of the Oxford Philological Society, 12 Dec 2012.

Related Materials

Draft of a paper read to the society by Walter Scott, 1920, can be found in his papers at the Bodleian Library, MS. Gr. class. c. 92, fols. 375-419.

Catalogue of the minute books of the Oxford Philological Society 1870-1999
Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom