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Archive of Clara Sophie Deneke


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Papers of Clara Sophie Deneke and her daughter Margaret, including:

  1. Literary papers of Clara Sophie Deneke, ca. 1900-1920
  2. Correspondence of Clara Sophie and Margaret Deneke, and various other members of the Deneke family, 1902-1966
  3. Correspondence and papers relating to the Oxford Ladies Musical Society, 1952-1961
  4. Diaries of Margaret and Helena Deneke, 1914-1933
  5. Typescript copy of memoirs of Margaret Deneke, ca. 1956, with photographs, and printed copies of her works, Ernest Walker (Oxford, 1951) and Paul Victor Mendelssohn Benecke (1954)
  6. Photographs of members of the Deneke family, their friends, and places associated with them, 1882-1969


  • Creation: 1882-1969


1.70 Linear metres (22 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • German

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 701, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 701, d. 1064-1066, e. 989-992, f. 571-572; Eng. lett. c. 470, c. 618-621; German c. 25-27, e. 11-15; Mus. c. 418

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13590


Archive of Clara Sophie Deneke

Biographical / Historical

Clara Sophie Deneke (1847-1933) was an author. Her daughter was Margaret Clara Adèle Deneke (1882-1969), author and musicologist (details are given in Who Was Who).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by the executors of Margaret Deneke in 1969.

Catalogue of the archive of Clara Sophie Deneke
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