Papers of Rev. Hugh Legge and Major J.B. Legge

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Introduction
A   Four volumes of extracts made by Legge, from his diaries '(the originals [to 1889] being destroyed when extracts were completed...)' 1879-1896
B   Diaries 1890-1944
C   Letters from Major J. B. Legge to his parents 1929-1944


Papers of Rev. Hugh Legge and Major J.B. Legge

1879-1944

Abstract:
The Legge papers include the diaries of Rev. Hugh Legge 1879-1944, and letters from his son, Major J.B. Legge, to his parents, 1929-44.

Extent: 8.8 Linear metres, 88 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5231-4, d. 2605-34, e. 2855-908

Biographical History

Rev. Hugh Legge (1870-1944) was at Haileybury, 1881-9; Trinity College, Oxford, 1889-93 (rowed in the Boat Race, 1893); worked in London and Oxford from c.1894; ordained deacon, 1897; Mission of Help to the Church in South Africa, 1904-5; with the Red Cross in Serbia, 1915; rector of Newbold Verdon, Leics., 1917-44. For an obituary, see 'The Public House Parson', The Modern Churchman, 34 (Dec. 1944), 231-4. Major J.B. Legge was his son.

Scope and Content

The Legge papers include the diaries of Rev. Legge 1879-1944, and letters from J.B. Legge to his parents, 1929-44.

Acquisition

Given to the library by J. B. Legge, 1946 (and closed until 1994).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 2605, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Legge | Hugh | 1870-1944
Legge, J B , fl 1929-46, soldier

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

British Red Cross
Mission of Help to the Church in South Africa
Oxford University | Trinity College

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

Leicestershire (England)
Serbia
South Africa

Subject(s)

Diaries -- 19th century
Diaries -- 20th century

A   Four volumes of extracts made by Legge, from his diaries '(the originals [to 1889] being destroyed when extracts were completed...)' 1879-1896

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2605-08


Diary extracts
Date: 1879-13 July 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2605
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 130 leaves

Diary extracts
Date: 13 July. (cont.) 1888-16 Nov. 1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2606
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 251 pages

Diary extracts
Date: 16 Nov. (cont.) 1889-14 Oct. 1890
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2607
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 251 pages

Diary extracts
Date: 14 June 1890 (cont.)-1 Jan. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2608
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 124 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 124-70) contain 1 Jan. 1985-1 Jan. 1986.

B   Diaries 1890-1944

Scope and Content

The diaries for 1896 to (May) 1902 are in a variety of printed diaries (Smith's, Collins', and Army & Navy), the rest mainly in 4º or 8º notebooks.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2609-34, e. 2855-908


Diary
Date: 15 Oct. 1890-19 Aug. 1892
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2855
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 191 leaves

Diary
Date: 20 Aug. 1892-2 Jan. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2856
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 159 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fol. 155) a silhouette portrait of Rev. Hugh Legge, 1892.

Boat Race Diary
Date: 26 Feb.-27 Apr. 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2857
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 137 pages

Diary
Date: 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2858
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 393 pages

Diary
Date: 1897
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2859
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 392 pages

Diary
Date: 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2860
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 392 pages

Diary
Date: 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2861
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 383 pages

Diary
Date: 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2862
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 228 leaves

Diary
Date: 1901
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2863
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 384 pages

Two tours of cathedrals in England
Date: Aug. 1901, Aug. 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2864
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 102 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Jan. -29 May 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2865
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 373 pages

Diary
Date: 29 May (cont.) 1902-3 Feb. 1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2609
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 246 pages

Diary
Date: 4 Feb.-19 Oct. 1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2610
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 246 pages

His Bike tour of cathedrals
Date: Aug. 1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2866
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 121 pages

Diary
Date: 19 Oct. (cont.) 1903-8 Apr. 1904; 13 Feb.-15 June 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2611
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 246 pages

South Africa
Date: 9 Apr.-30 June 1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2867
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 139 leaves

South Africa
Date: 30 June (cont.)-30 Oct. 1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2868
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 140 leaves

South Africa
Date: 31 Oct. 1904-15 June 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2611, MS. Eng. e. 2869
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Diary
Date: 16 June 1905-19 May 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2870
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 377 pages

His bike tour of cathedrals
Date: July 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2871
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 57 leaves

Diary
Date: 19 May (cont.) 1906-20 Feb. 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2612
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 237 pages

Diary
Date: 21 Feb. 1907-11 Jan. 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2613
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 312 pages

Diary
Date: 12 Jan.-24 Sept. 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2614
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 261 pages

Diary
Date: 25 Sept. 1908-19 Sept. 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2615
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 315 pages

Diary
Date: 20 Sept. 1909-29 May 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2616
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 223 pages

Roman wall Blitz diary
Date: Apr. 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2872
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 69 leaves

Diary
Date: 30 May 1910-20 Apr. 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2617
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 250 pages

Diary
Date: 21 Apr.-21 Aug. 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2618
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 116 pages

Diary
Date: 21 Aug. (cont.) 1911-26 June 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2619
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 250 pages

Diary
Date: 26 June (cont.) 1912-19 Jan. 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2620
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 133 pages

Diary
Date: 19 Jan. (cont.)-1 Dec. 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2621
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 250 pages

Diary
Date: 2 Dec. 1913-27 Dec. 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2622
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 260 pages

Diary
Date: 28 Dec. 1914-4 Feb. 1915; 11 Sept. 1915-26 May 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2623
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 131 leaves

Serbia
Date: 5 Feb.-16 May. 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2873
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Diary
Date: 26 May (cont.)-1 Aug. 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2624
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Aug. 1916-14 Apr. 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2625
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 92 leaves

Diary
Date: 14 Apr.-8 July 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2874
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 32 leaves

Diary
Date: 9 July 1917-24 Feb. 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2875
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 121 leaves

Diary
Date: 25 Feb. -9 Sept. 1918; 29 Jan. -12 July 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2876
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Diary
Date: 5 Aug. 1918-29 Jan. 1919, 29 Jan. -12 July 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2626
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 leaves

Scope and Content

(Army), 29 Jan.-12 July 1919, see MS. Eng. e. 2876

Diary
Date: 12 July (cont.) 1919-3 Nov. 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2627
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 53 leaves

Diary
Date: 4 Nov. 1919-9 Oct. 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2877
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 153 leaves

Diary
Date: 10 Oct. 1920-26 June 1921
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2628
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 92 leaves

Diary
Date: 27 June 1921-11 Feb. 1922
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2629
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 84 leaves

Diary
Date: 11 Feb. (cont.)-31 Oct. 1922
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2630
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 112 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Nov. 1922-17 Mar. 1923
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2631
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 50 leaves

Diary
Date: 17 Mar. (cont.)-6 Aug. 1923
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2878
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 78 leaves

Diary
Date: 6 Aug. (cont.) 1923-6 Jan. 1924
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2879
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 81 leaves

Diary
Date: 6 Jan. (cont.)-25 June 1924
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2880
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 80 leaves

Diary
Date: 25 June (cont.)-22 Dec. 1924
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2881
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 80 leaves

Diary
Date: 23 Dec. 1924-23 May 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2632
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 49 leaves

Diary
Date: 23 May (cont.)-20 Sept. 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2633
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 50 leaves

Diary
Date: 21 Sept. 1925-28 Feb. 1926
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2634
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 65 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Mar.-16 July 1926
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2882
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 81 leaves

Diary
Date: 16 July (cont.) 1926-1 Apr. 1927
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2883
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 155 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Apr. (cont.)-12 Dec. 1927
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2884
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 154 leaves

Diary
Date: 12 Dec. (cont.) 1927-21 Aug. 1928
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2885
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 154 leaves

Diary
Date: 21 Aug. (cont.) 1928-28 Apr. 1929
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2886
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 132 leaves

Diary
Date: 28 Apr. (cont.)-17 Dec. 1929
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2887
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 132 leaves

Diary
Date: 17 Dec. 1929-17 Sept. 1930
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2888
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 132 leaves

Diary
Date: 18 Sept. 1930-16 May 1931
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2889
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 132 leaves

Diary
Date: 17 May-4 Dec. 1931
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2890
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 133 leaves

Diary
Date: 5 Dec. 1931-28 July 1932
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2891
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 154 leaves

Diary
Date: 29 July 1932-28 Apr. 1933
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2892
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 155 leaves

Diary
Date: 29 Apr. 1933-25 Jan. 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2893
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 113 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fol. 64) a pencil portrait, probably of Rev. Hugh Legge, 1933.

Diary
Date: 25 Jan. (cont.)-8 Nov. 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2894
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 140 leaves

Diary
Date: 8 Nov. (cont.) 1934-19 Oct. 1935
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2895
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 190 leaves

Diary
Date: 20 Oct. 1935-26 June 1936
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2896
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 136 leaves

Diary
Date: 26 June (cont.) 1936-29 Mar. 1937
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2897
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 137 leaves

Diary
Date: 29 Mar. (cont.)-4 Dec. 1937
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2898
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 137 leaves

Diary
Date: 5 Dec. 1937-17 Nov. 1938
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2899
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Diary
Date: 18 Nov. 1938-26 Sept. 1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2900
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Diary
Date: 26 Sept. 1939-3 Aug. 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2901
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Diary
Date: 4 Aug. 1940-14 June 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2902
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Diary
Date: 14 June (cont.)-4 Nov. 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2903
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves

Diary
Date: 5 Nov. 1941-14 Aug. 1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2904
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 101 leaves

Diary
Date: 14 Aug. (cont.) 1942-28 June 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2905
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 116 leaves

Diary
Date: 28 June (cont.) 1943-22 Jan. 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2906
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves

Diary
Date: 22 Jan. (cont.)-6 Aug. 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2907
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves

Diary
Date: 6 Aug. (cont.)-2 Oct. 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2908
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves

C   Letters from Major J. B. Legge to his parents 1929-1944

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5231-4


Letters
Date: 1884-1932
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5231
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 314 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters found loosely inserted (at the date of receipt) in his father's diaries with (c. 5231, fols. 1-35) loose papers removed from the diaries, including a few letters from others. Also includes letters written from the Dragon School, Oxford.

Letters
Date: 1933-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5232
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 308 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters written from Haileybury college.

Letters
Date: 1936-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5233
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 376 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters written from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and various postings, mainly on active service, in the Army.

Letters
Date: 1940-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5233
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 358 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters written from various postings, mainly on active service, in the Army.


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