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Papers and Minutes of the Oxford University Mermaid Club


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Papers and minute books of the Mermaid Club.


  • 1902-1913


6 shelfmarks

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 204].
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MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 204, d. 135-138, e. 150

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13697

Biographical / Historical

The Oxford University Mermaid Club was a small undergraduate society founded in 1902 for reading 16th- and 17th-century English drama. The Club went into abeyance during both World Wars and was 'revived' at various dates.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 36929-34.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by H.F.B. Brett-Smith in 1915 and 1921.

Related Materials

See also Papers of the Oxford University Mermaid Club, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 2271-2275, d. 2096-2097, e. 2305-2311).
Papers and Minutes of the Oxford University Mermaid Club
Emily Tarrant
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom