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Archive of the Dixey Family


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Papers of the Dixey family, mainly of F.A. and H.G. Dixey, consisting of:

  1. Thirty-six volumes of 'The Unique manuscript magazine', begun by H.G. Dixey and his brother Roger as children in 1904, and continued to the former's death in 1974
  2. Journals and diaries, 1911-1914, 1956-1974
  3. Letters from H.G. Dixey while serving on merchant ships, 1913-1915
  4. Five notebooks and a tyescript copy of an account by H.G. Dixey of three years serving with the Royal Air Force in the Middle East, entitled 'Middle age in the Middle East', consisting mainly of extracts from letters to his wife Joan, 1941-1944
  5. Two volumes of drawings by H.G. Dixey to illustrate 'Middle age in the Middle East', 1941-1944
  6. Notebooks containing verse, plays, songs and a short story, 1905-1971
  7. Eighteen Dragon School exercise books containing talks given by H.G. Dixey to boys at the school, 1932-1940, n.d.


  • Creation: 1868-1974


8.09 Linear metres (157 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 708, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 708-709, d. 872-875, d. 877-884, d. 1082-1092, e. 737-773, e. 775-827, e. 1013-1060, f. 601-602; Eng. lett. c. 475-476, d. 464-466, e. 160-173; Eng. poet. d. 215-219, e. 159-168, f. 37-39

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13595


Archive of the Dixey Family

Biographical / Historical

The Dixey family of Oxford included Frederick Augustus Dixey (1855-1935), Fellow of Wadham College, and his son Harold Giles Dixey (1893-1974), assistant master at the Dragon School. Details of Frederick Augustus Dixey are given in Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1974 and 1975.

Catalogue of the archive of the Dixey Family
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom