Papers of The Society, University of Oxford
Comprises minutes, correspondence and related papers, 1880-1980.
0.2 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3529, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 7022, d. 3529
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 10004
Minutes, correspondence and related papers of The Society, University of Oxford, 1880-1980
Biographical / Historical
The Society was founded by and was sometimes referred to as Magrath's Society. The exact date of its formation is not known but it seems to have been in existence from at least 1871 (see note in MS. Eng. c. 7022, fol. 19). The Society met once a term for a dinner, at which the host presented a paper relating to the administration of the University. Membership was restricted and there were usually no more than 13 members present at a dinner. The last meeting of The Society was in Michaelmas Term, 1980 and at some stage after this dinner, it was considered to be defunct.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Dr. K.H. Segar, 1994.
- Catalogue of papers of The Society, University of Oxford
- Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
- June 2002
- Language of description