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Papers of The Society, University of Oxford


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Comprises minutes, correspondence and related papers, 1880-1980.


  • Creation: 1880-1980


0.2 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3529, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

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
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom