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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, an Oxford undergraduates' literary society founded for reading 16th and 17th cent. English drama, 1902-13.


  • Creation: 1902-1913


0.47 Linear metres (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. c. 204, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 204, d. 135-138, e. 150

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13697


Papers and Minutes of the Oxford University Mermaid Club

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. 36929-36934.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mr. H. F. B. Brett-Smith, April 28, 1915 (letter of presentation in MS. Top. Oxon d. 135 fol. ii) except MS. Top. Oxon d. 135, fols. 191-211, which have since been added, March 18, 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
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom