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Archive of Margaret H. Oertel


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Letters and papers of Margaret H. Oertel, consisting of:
  1. Letters from Margaret Oertel in India to her family in England, written as a journal, mainly typescript, 1915-1919
  2. Letters and papers of Margaret Oertel, 1900-1942, including some photographs of Indian scenes
  3. Notebooks of Margaret Oertel, compiled in India, containing occasional diary entries and descriptions of special occasions and events, 1903-1906, 1905-1912, 1915


  • 1900-1942


0.41 Linear metres (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. d. 480, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. d. 480-482; Eng. misc. c. 784, e. 1314-1316

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13677


Archive of Margaret H. Oertel

Biographical / Historical

Margaret H. Oertel was the wife of Frederick Oscar Oertel, engineer in the Indian Public Works Department.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Indian Institute in 1967, and transferred to the Bodleian in 1975.
Catalogue of the archive of Margaret H. Oertel
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