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Additional papers of the Ashmolean Club

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Papers of the Ashmolean Club, also known as the Ashmolean Dining Club, including documents related to the history and procedures of the Club, minute books, members lists, and material related to individual dinners and other events.

Dates

  • 1954-2017

Extent

1.29 Linear meters (9 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 16105/1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 16105/1-9

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16105

Overview

Papers of the Oxford University Ashmolean Club, 1860-2017.

Biographical / Historical

The origins of the Club are not absolutely clear. Although the first minute book of the Club (present elsewhere in Bodleian collections under the shelfmark MS. Top. Oxon. f. 64) is dated 1869-1930, some of the members mentioned in it are recorded as having been elected in previous years. The purpose of the Club is to enable those sympathetic to science at Oxford to meet informally. Further historical information can be found in a booklet 'A hundred years of the Ashmolean Club 1869-1969'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Oxford University Ashmolean Club, 25 February 2019.
Title
Catalogue of the papers of the Ashmolean Club
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jen Patterson
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom