Additional papers of the Ashmolean Club
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.
1.29 Linear meters (9 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 16105/1].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16105
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.
- Catalogue of the papers of the Ashmolean Club
- Finding aid prepared by Jen Patterson
- Language of description