Catalogue of the additional papers of Sir Cecil Clementi

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Marion Lowman
2017


Catalogued with the support of a legacy generously bequeathed by the late Alwin Ovenell, daughter of Sir Cecil Clementi

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Official papers 1896-1945
    A.1   Hong Kong papers 1902-1913
    A.2   British Guiana papers 1903-1924
    A.3   Ceylon papers 1922-1925
    A.4   Hong Kong papers 1896, 1925-1930
    A.5   Straits Settlements papers 1897-1934
    A.6   Post-retirement 1935-1945
B   Personal papers 1880-1970
    B.1   Family correspondence 1880-1938, n.d.
    B.2   Diaries 1899-1945
    B.3   Notebooks 1888-1937, n.d.
    B.4   Visitors' books 1925-1970
    B.5   Publications, papers and speeches 1905-[1960s], n.d.
    B.6   Books 1904-1932
    B.7   Miscellaneous papers 1879-[1940s?]
C   Papers of Lady Penelope Clementi 1911-1967
    C.1   Correspondence 1911-1967
    C.2   Diary and notebooks 1903-1929
    C.3   Account books 1903-1931
    C.4   Visitors' book 1916-1921
    C.5   Articles 1915-1916, n.d.
    C.6   Miscellaneous papers 1913-1964
D   Papers of other family members 1871-1955
    D.1   Correspondence of Dione Clementi 1920-[1933?]
    D.2   Correspondence of Cecily Clementi 1921-1932
    D.3   Correspondence of Cresswell Clementi [1914?]-1934
    D.4   Correspondence of Cresswell Eyres 1912-1934
    D.5   Correspondence of Rose Eyres 1911-1934
    D.6   Correspondence of Isabel Clementi 1902-1930
    D.7   Correspondence of other family members 1871-1955
E   Family history research 1885-2013


Additional papers of Sir Cecil Clementi

1871-2013

Abstract:
Official and personal papers of Sir Cecil Clementi (1875-1947), colonial governor, with papers of his wife, Lady Penelope Clementi (1889–1970) and other family members.

Extent: 17 Linear metres, 107 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: Mainly in English but also includes Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Pashto and Turkish.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 /1-107

Biographical History

Sir Cecil Clementi (1875-1947), colonial governor, was born in India, the son of Colonel Montagu Clementi (1839-1919) and Isabel Collard (1850-1930). He began his career as a cadet in the Hong Kong Civil Service and remained in Hong Kong for the next twelve years (with the exception of two secondments in 1902 and 1903).

There followed appointments as Colonial Secretary of British Guiana, 1913-1922 (administered the government 1916-1917, 1919 and 1921); Colonial Seceretary of Ceylon, 1922-1925 (administered the government 1922-1923 and 1925); Governor of Hong Kong, 1925-1930, and Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for Malaya, 1930-1934. He retired in 1934.

Clementi was awarded a GCMG (1931) and was a Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1926). His publications include Summary of Geographical Observations taken during a Journey from Kashgar to Kowloon (1907-1908) (Hong Kong: 1911), Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus (Oxford: 1911), The Chinese in British Guiana (British Guiana: 1915) and A Constitutional History of British Guiana (London: 1937).

In 1912 he married Marie Penelope Rose Eyres (1889-1970), the daughter of Admiral C.J. Eyres (1862-1949) and Rose Townsend (1863-1940). They had four children, Dione, Cecily, Cresswell and Alwin.

Note: Biographical history written with reference to Clementi's entries in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Who's Who.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise official and personal papers of Sir Cecil Clementi (65 boxes) with papers of his wife, Lady Penelope Clementi (22 boxes), and other family members (18 boxes). There is also a small amount of family history research material which was probably collected between 2008 and 2013 (2 boxes).

These papers compliment those donated to the Library by Alwin Ovenell between 1987 and 1997 (catalogued in 1997 under the shelfmark MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 352).

Arrangement

Official and general correspondence is arranged chronologically and family correspondence is arranged alphabetically. Single letters only unless otherwise stated.

Restrictions on Access

Material that is restricted (=Res.) is indicated in the catalogue.

Acquisition

Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library by Alwin Ovenell (née Clementi) and received in 2013.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Oxford, Bodleian Library MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 1, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Carrington | Mary Townsend | 1892-1980 | nee Eyres
Clementi | Augusta Mildred Warren | 1878-1969 | nee Graham
Clementi | Cecily Joyce | b 1915
Clementi | Cresswell Montagu | 1918-1981 | Air Vice-Marshal
Clementi | Dione Rose | 1914-2010 | lecturer in history
Clementi | Isabel | 1850–1930 | nee Collard
Clementi | Lockhart | 1881-after 1917 | Captain
Clementi | Marie Penelope Rose | 1889–1970 | nee Eyres | known as Penelope Clementi
Clementi | Montagu | 1839-1919 | Colonel, Judge Advocate-General in India
Clementi | Sir | Cecil | 1875-1947 | Knight | colonial governor
Clementi | Winifred Dorothy | d 1966 | nee Hobson | known as Dorothy Clementi
Eyres | Cresswell John | 1862-1949 | Admiral
Eyres | Rose Nankivell | 1863-1940 | nee Townsend
Merris | John | 1877-1942 | Colonel | formerly Clementi
Ovenell | Alwin Isabel | 1923-2010 | nee Clementi
Warner | Dorothy Cresswell Lee- | 1897-1928 | nee Eyres

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Subject(s)

19th century
20th century
21st century
Colonial administrators
Guyana -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Malaya -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Straits Settlements -- Politics and government -- 20th century

A   Official papers 1896-1945

A.1   Hong Kong papers 1902-1913

Scope and Content

Undated correspondence from Clementi's time in Hong Kong has been placed in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 4.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 1-4

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1902-1909
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1910-1911
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1912
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the period January to May 1912.

The letters mainly relate to Clementi's engagement and marriage to Penelope Eyres, the death of C. Thomas 'Tommy' Hose, and the opening ceremony of Hong Kong University for which Clementi wrote the words (in Latin) for the University anthem.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1912-1913, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the period June 1912 to December 1913 including letters of congratulation on Clementi's appointment as Colonial Secretary of British Guiana.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

This box also contains undated correspondence from Clementi's time in Hong Kong, including letters from:

A.2   British Guiana papers 1903-1924

Scope and Content

Undated correspondence from Clementi's time in British Guiana has been placed in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 9.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 5-9

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1909, 1912, 1914-1916
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the period 1914 to June 1916, with two earlier items dated 1909 and 1912.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

and papers relating to a trip to the Kaieteur Falls, Mar 1914, arranged by Clementi for Princess Marie Louise (accompanied by Mabel Hawkes, Oliver Fraser and [A.] White), comprising:

(Princess Marie Louise describes the trip in her autobiography, My Memories of Six Reigns)

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1903, 1916-1918
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the period July 1916 to 1918, with a single enclosure dated 1903.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1919
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1917, 1919-1921
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the period 1920 to 1921, with a few enclosures dated 1917 and 1919.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Alleyne Leechman photographs comprise:

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1921-1924, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the period January to August 1922, with a single enclosure dated December 1921 and a report dated February 1924.

The correspondence mainly relates to the British Guiana Loan and the British Guiana Colonization Scheme.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

This box also contains undated correspondence from Clementi's time in British Guiana.

A.3   Ceylon papers 1922-1925

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 10

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1922-1925
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the period September 1922 to October 1925.

The letters dated 1925 are mainly letters of congratulation on Clementi being offered the post of Governor of Hong Kong (some are addressed to Clementi's private secretary, E.R. Sudbury).

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

A.4   Hong Kong papers 1896, 1925-1930

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 11

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1896, 1925-1930
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the period October 1925 to December 1929, with two items dated July 1896 and [February 1930]. The letters dated 1929 mainly relate to the establishment of the Hong Kong Branch of the English Association.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

A.5   Straits Settlements papers 1897-1934

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 12-14

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1897-1930
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the year 1930, with ten enclosures dated 1897-1929. Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1927-1933
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence for the years 1931 to 1933, with a few enclosures dated 1927 to 1930.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1934
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Mainly goodbye messages as Clementi goes on furlough, arrangements to meet with him on his return to the UK, and letters of appreciation and sympathy following his resignation due to ill-health (mainly dated June 1934 following the announcement of his resignation in The Times).

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

A.6   Post-retirement 1935-1945

Scope and Content

Undated correspondence has been placed in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 16.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 15-16

Official and general correspondence
Date: 1935-1938
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The letters dated 1938 are mainly letters of congratulation on Clementi being awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Magdalen College, Oxford:

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

Restrictions on Access:

Items marked (=Res.) are closed.


Official and general correspondence
Date: 1939-1945
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The letters dated 1940, 1942, 1943 and 1944 are mainly short notes from academics and librarians responding to Clementi's questions about maps; astronomy; Vandal history (specifically Victor Cartennensis); Greek, Egyptian and Chinese history and the correct spellings and origins of words.

Includes letters from:

Also includes:

This box also contains undated correspondence, comprising letters from:

B   Personal papers 1880-1970

B.1   Family correspondence 1880-1938, n.d.

B.1.1   Letters to Cecil Clementi from his mother, Isabel Clementi 1880-1930, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 17

Letters to Cecil Clementi from his mother, Isabel Clementi
Date: 1880-1930, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Enclosures include:

B.1.2   Letters to Cecil and Penelope Clementi from his mother, Isabel Clementi 1912-1930

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 18-20

Letters to Cecil and Penelope Clementi from his mother, Isabel Clementi
Date: 1912-1916
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Enclosures include:

Letters to Cecil and Penelope Clementi from his mother, Isabel Clementi
Date: 1917-1923
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Enclosures include:

Letters to Cecil and Penelope Clementi from his mother, Isabel Clementi
Date: 1923-1930
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Enclosures include:

B.1.3   Letters to Cecil Clementi from other family members 1907-1938

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 21-24

Letters to Cecil Clementi from other family members (Brownrigg-Clementi)
Date: 1907-1938
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises letters to Cecil Clementi from:

Enclosures include:

Letters to Cecil Clementi from other family members (Clementi Smith)
Date: 1908-1934
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises letters from:

Enclosures include:

Letters to Cecil Clementi from other family members (Cobbold-Eyres)
Date: [1911]-1934
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises letters from:

Enclosures include:

Letters to Cecil Clementi from other family members (Eyres-Woollam)
Date: 1911-1938
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises letters from:

Enclosures include:

B.2   Diaries 1899-1945

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 25-29

Diaries
Date: 1899-1900
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Diaries
Date: 1901-1905
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Diaries
Date: 1907, 1912-1922
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 volumes

Scope and Content

11 small pocket diaries. The diaries for the years 1913 to 1921 include entries by Penelope Clementi.

Diaries
Date: 1923-1933
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 volumes

Scope and Content

11 small pocket diaries. Enclosures comprise:

Diaries
Date: 1934-1945
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 volumes

Scope and Content

12 small pocket diaries.

B.3   Notebooks 1888-1937, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 30-33

Notebooks relating to a journey from Hong Kong to Kowloon
Date: 1906-1907
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 volumes

Scope and Content

Eight notebooks relating to a journey from Hong Kong to Kowloon, comprising:

Notebooks relating to a journey from Kashgar to Kowloon
Date: 1907-1908
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 volumes

Scope and Content

Seven notebooks relating to a journey from Kashgar to Kowloon, comprising:

Notebooks
Date: 1909-1919
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 volumes

Scope and Content

Comprises:

*some, or all, in Penelope Clementi's hand

Notebooks
Date: 1888-1937, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 volumes

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.4   Visitors' books 1925-1970

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 34-35

Visitors' book
Date: 1925
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 34
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

Visitors' book, 4 April 1925-26 September 1925, embossed 'Mr. & Mrs. Clementi - Visitors' Book' (very few entries).

Visitors' book
Date: 1930-1970
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

Visitors' book, 10 February 1930-3 April 1970, embossed 'The Governor. Government House' (very few entries).

B.5   Publications, papers and speeches 1905-[1960s], n.d.

B.5.1   Correspondence with publishers 1905-1967

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 36-37

Blackwell's
Date: 1905-1967
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 36
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence, with some statements of account and reviews from newspapers and journals, mainly relating to the publication of Pervigilium Veneris and the possibility of publishing 'The History of the Vandals' but there are also a few letters about Elements in an Analysis of Thought and its Activities and Cantonese Love-Songs.

The correspondence is mainly between Clementi and Sir Basil Henry Blackwell but there are also a few letters from James Alfred Fort, Geoffrey Higgens, H.H. Johnson and John William Mackail discussing Pervigilium Veneris, and Alwin Clementi, Penelope Clementi, William Hugh Clifford Frend and Henry St. B. Moss discussing 'The History of the Vandals'.

Macmillan and others
Date: 1907-1946
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 37
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Macmillan relating to A Constitutional History of British Guiana (published 1937), with related statements of account and reviews from newspapers and journals, 1936-1946. There is also a letter returning Clementi's manuscript 'Far Eastern Illusions' saying that they cannot publish it.

Other correspondents include:

B.5.2   Papers concerning unpublished work 'The History of the Vandals' [1940s-1960s]

B.5.2.a   Draft manuscript of 'The History of the Vandals' [1940s-1960s]

Scope and Content

This section contains Clementi's manuscript of 'The History of the Vandals' (ten boxes) followed by background notes and drafts (one box) and a microfilm copy of the manuscript (ten reels).

Includes Chinese, Greek and Latin.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 38-49

Front matter, Chapters I-V
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 38
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises frontmatter (table of contents, preface, genealogical tables and chronological tables) and the text and notes for the following chapters:

Chapters VI-XII
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 39
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises text and notes for the following chapters:

Chapters XIII-XVIII
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 40
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises text and notes for the following chapters:

Chapters XIX-XXIII
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises text and notes for the following chapters:

Chapters XXIV-XXIX
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 42
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises text and notes for the following chapters:

Chapters XXX-XXXV
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 43
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises text and notes for the following chapters:

Chapters XXXVI-XLI
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 44
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises text and notes for the following chapters:

Chapters XLII-XLV, Appendices
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 45
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises text and notes for the following chapters:

Index A-K
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 46
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Index L-Z, Chinese index
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 47
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Background notes
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 48
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Microfilm copy (positive and negative)
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 49
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 reels

B.5.2.b   Draft typescript of 'The History of the Vandals' [1940s-1960s]

Scope and Content

Following Cecil Clementi's death in 1947, Penelope Clementi and Alwin Clementi continued to discuss with Blackwell's the possibility of publishing 'The History of the Vandals' (in a shortened form with some revisions and updates by themselves and William Hugh Clifford Frend). This section (4 boxes) comprises their arrangement of 'The History of the Vandals'.

Includes Chinese, Greek and Latin.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 50-53

Chapters I-X
Date: [1940s-1960s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 50
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises chapters entitled:

Chapters XII, XVII-XIX
Date: [1940s-1960s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 51
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises chapters entitled:

Chapters XX, XXXIX, XL, XLII
Date: [1940s-1960s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 52
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises chapters entitled:

Background notes (including contents lists, chapter summaries and sources)
Date: [1940s-1960s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 53
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

B.5.3   Papers, speeches and work by M.L. Wynne 1915-1941, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 54-55

Papers and speeches
Date: 1915-[1936?], n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 54
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Also:

B.5.3.b   Triad and Tabut. A Survey of the Origin and Diffusion of Chinese and Mohamedan Secret Societies in the Malay Peninsula A.D. 1800-1935 by Mervyn Llewelyn Wynne 1939-1941

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.6   Books 1904-1932

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 56-60

Sand-buried Ruins of Khotan - a Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological and Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan by M. Aurel Stein
Date: 1904
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 56
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

With a few pencil annotations at the back of the book (references to pages in the book).

From Fiji to the Cannibal Islands by Beatrice Grimshaw
Date: 1907
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 57
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

Inscribed 'C.C. from C.T.H., 1.IX.1911'. With Cecil Clementi's bookplate.

British Malaya: an Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence in Malaya by Frank Swettenham
Date: 1908, 1932
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 58
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

Inscribed 'To C.C. from C.H.A. Jany 1932' and 'G.H. Ardron, Bangkok'

Ruins of Desert Cathay - Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China by M. Aurel Stein, vol. 1
Date: 1912
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 59
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Ruins of Desert Cathay - Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China by M. Aurel Stein, vol. 2
Date: 1912
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 60
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

B.7   Miscellaneous papers 1879-[1940s?]

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 61-65

Address book, printed ephemera, notes and photographs
Date: 1879-1936
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 61
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Papers include:

Photographs and negative

50 photographs and one negative, mostly unlabelled. Includes photographs of:

Includes some Chinese, Pashto and Turkish.

Index cards of books (possibly relating to 'The History of the Vandals')
Date: [1940s?]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 62
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Boiling point and barometric observations
Date: 1892-1919
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 63
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

Large volume recording observations gathered on a journey from Kashgar to Kowloon, comprising:

At the back of the volume are a few poems by Clementi, and copies of poems by other people, one written on a loose sheet of paper, 1892-1919 (some German, Greek and Latin).

'Remarks' on journeys
Date: 1906-1907
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 64
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Three manuscripts relating to:

The manuscripts contain Clementi's description of the journey (his 'remarks') with some scientific and geographical observations taken en route.

Includes some Chinese.

Outsize material
Date: [1905?]-1932, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 65
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

This box also contains the following item relating to Lady Clementi:

C   Papers of Lady Penelope Clementi 1911-1967

C.1   Correspondence 1911-1967

C.1.1   Family correspondence 1912-1940

C.1.1.a   Letters to Penelope Clementi from her father, Cresswell Eyres 1913-1934

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 66-67

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her father, Cresswell Eyres
Date: 1913-1917
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 66
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Mainly letters but also includes one postcard showing a photograph of HMS Temeraire.

Enclosures include:

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her father, Cresswell Eyres
Date: 1918-1934
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 67
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes some undated letters. Enclosures include:

C.1.1.b   Letters to Penelope Clementi from her mother, Rose Eyres 1912-1940

Scope and Content

Undated letters from Rose Eyres (and loose pages) have been placed in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 73.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 68-74

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her mother, Rose Eyres
Date: 1912-1915
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 68
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes two letters addressed jointly to Penelope and Cecil Clementi (11 Apr [1913], 18 Nov [1915]).

Enclosures include:

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her mother, Rose Eyres
Date: 1916-1918
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 69
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Mainly letters but also includes one telegram. The letter dated 7 April 1918 includes a postscript by Penelope's sister, Mary Carrington.

Enclosures include:

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her mother, Rose Eyres
Date: 1919-1923
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 70
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes two letters addressed jointly to Penelope and Cecil Clementi (4 Aug [1919?], 19 Jan [1922?]).

There are also a few letters from Rose Eyres to Cecil Clementi (19 Jun 1921, 9 Apr 1923, 17 Apr 1923, 22 Apr 1923, 28 May 1923) and Dione Clementi (30 Apr 1923). These fit into the numbering system used by Rose Eyres in this section of letters and so have been left as found.

Enclosures include:

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her mother, Rose Eyres
Date: 1924-1926
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 71
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes a letter addressed jointly to Penelope and Cecil Clementi (28 May 1925).

Enclosures include:

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her mother, Rose Eyres
Date: 1927-1930
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 72
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Mainly letters but also includes one telegram.

Includes a letter from Rose Eyres to Cecil Clementi (11 Aug 1929). This fits into the numbering system used by Rose Eyres in this section of letters and so has been left as found.

Enclosures include:

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her mother, Rose Eyres
Date: 1931-1940, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 73
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes two letters from Rose Eyres to Cecily Clementi (20 Sep 1933, Nov 1933). These fit into the numbering system used by Rose Eyres in this section of letters and so have been left as found.

There is also an unumbered letter (1 Jul 1940) addressed to 'Dearest Grandchild' (probably Cecily Clementi) with a note to Penelope Clementi on the first page.

Enclosures include:

This box also includes undated letters from Rose Eyres and loose pages.

Envelopes
Date: 1913-1921
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 74
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Envelopes and slips of paper on which Penelope Clementi has made notes about letters received.

C.1.1.c   Letters to Penelope Clementi from her husband, Cecil Clementi 1928-1939

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 75

Letters to Penelope Clementi from her husband, Cecil Clementi
Date: 1928-1939
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 75
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The majority of the letters are from the year 1929.

Enclosures include:

C.1.1.d   Letters to Penelope and Cecil Clementi from their daughter, Cecily [1923?]-1938

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 76

Letters to Penelope and Cecil Clementi from their daughter, Cecily
Date: [1923?]-1938
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 76
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The majority of the letters are from the years 1929 to 1932. There are a few letters addressed jointly to Penelope, Cecil and Alwin Clementi.

Enclosures include:

C.1.1.e   Letters to Penelope Clementi from other family members 1912-1935

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 77-79

Letters to Penelope Clementi from other family members (Bullock-Clementi)
Date: 1912-1933
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 77
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises letters from:

Enclosures include:

Letters to Penelope Clementi from other family members (Clementi Smith-Lee Warner)
Date: 1912-1934, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 78
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises letters from:

Enclosures include:

Letters to Penelope Clementi from other family members (Clementi-Woollam)
Date: 1912-[1935], n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 79
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises letters from:

Enclosures include:

C.1.2   General correspondence 1911-1967

Scope and Content

Undated correspondence has been placed in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 82.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 80-82

General Correspondence
Date: 1911-1919
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 80
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Mainly letters of congratulation on Penelope's engagement to Cecil Clementi.

Includes letters from:

*Sir Paul Chater, E.A. Hewett, Sir Hai Ho Kai, Wei Yuk, H.E. Pollock, E. Osborne, and C.H. Ross.

General Correspondence
Date: 1920-1929
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 81
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

General Correspondence
Date: 1930-1967, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 82
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

This box also contains undated correspondence, including letters from:

C.2   Diary and notebooks 1903-1929

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 83

Diary and notebooks
Date: 1903-1929
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 83
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

C.3   Account books 1903-1931

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 84

Account books
Date: 1903-1931
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 84
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 volumes

Scope and Content

Comprises:

C.4   Visitors' book 1916-1921

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 85

Visitors' book
Date: 1916-1921
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 85
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

Visitors' book, 9 Jun 1916-6 Jul 1921, embossed 'Mrs C. Clementi. Visitors Book'.

C.5   Articles 1915-1916, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 86

Articles
Date: 1915-1916, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 86
Language(s) of Material: English

Scope and Content

Comprises:

C.6   Miscellaneous papers 1913-1964

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 87

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1913-1964
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 87
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous memorabilia and printed ephemera, including:

D   Papers of other family members 1871-1955

D.1   Correspondence of Dione Clementi 1920-[1933?]

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 88-90

Letters to Dione Clementi from her father, Cecil Clementi
Date: Apr 1921, Jan-Aug 1929
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 88
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The majority of the letters are from the year 1929, there is only one letter from 1921.

Letters to Dione Clementi from her father, Cecil Clementi
Date: Sep 1929-Oct 1930, Jun 1932
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 89
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The majority of the letters are from the years 1929 and 1930, there is only one letter from 1932. One letter from 1929 is addressed jointly to Dione, Cecily and Cresswell Clementi (19 Oct 1929).

Letters to Dione Clementi from other family members, with a little general correspondence
Date: 1920-[1933?]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 90
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

General correspondence, comprises letters from:

Also includes:

D.2   Correspondence of Cecily Clementi 1921-1932

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 91-94

Letters to Cecily Clementi from her father, Cecil Clementi
Date: Apr 1921, Oct 1928-Aug 1929
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 91
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The majority of the letters are from the year 1929, there is only one letter from 1921 and four letters from 1928.

Letters to Cecily Clementi from her father, Cecil Clementi
Date: Sep 1929-Oct 1930
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 92
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to Cecily Clementi from her father, Cecil Clementi
Date: Jan 1931-Jul 1932
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 93
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to Cecily Clementi from other family members, with two general letters
Date: 1921-1923, 1929-1932, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 94
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

General correspondence, comprises letters from:

There is also a draft letter from Cecily Clementi to John Anderson, n.d.

D.3   Correspondence of Cresswell Clementi [1914?]-1934

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 95-97

Letters to Cresswell Clementi from his father, Cecil Clementi
Date: Sep 1928-Dec 1929
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 95
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The majority of the letters are from the year 1929, there are only five letters from 1928.

Letters to Cresswell Clementi from his father, Cecil Clementi
Date: Jan 1930-Apr 1932
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 96
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to Cresswell Clementi from his father, Cecil Clementi, and other family members, with one general letter
Date: [1914?]-1934
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 97
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Family correspondence

Mainly letters to Cresswell Clementi from his father (May 1932-Feb 1934), but also letters from:

General correspondence, comprising a letter from:

D.4   Correspondence of Cresswell Eyres 1912-1934

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 98

Letters to Cresswell Eyres from family members, with a little general correspondence and papers
Date: 1912-1934
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 98
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Family correspondence, arranged alphabetically, comprises letters from:

General correspondence, comprises letters from:

Papers, includes:

D.5   Correspondence of Rose Eyres 1911-1934

Scope and Content

Undated letters from Penelope Clementi (and loose pages) have been placed in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 102.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 99-103

Letters to Rose Eyres from her daughter, Penelope Clementi
Date: 1912-1915
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 99
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

One letter has been annotated by Cresswell Eyres (18 Aug [1915?]) and eight letters include postscripts by Cecil Clementi (10 Apr 1913, 8 Oct 1913, 15 Oct 1913, 8 Jan 1914, 7 Feb 1914, [14 Mar] 1914, 20 Aug 1914, 27 Apr [1915]).

Letters to Rose Eyres from her daughter, Penelope Clementi
Date: 1916-1919
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 100
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes a round-robin letter addressed to 'My dear Family' (17 May [1917?]).

Letters to Rose Eyres from her daughter, Penelope Clementi
Date: 1921-1926
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 101
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to Rose Eyres from her daughter, Penelope Clementi
Date: 1927-1934, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 102
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes undated letters from Penelope Clementi and loose pages.

Letters to Rose Eyres from other family members, with a little general correspondence and papers
Date: 1911-1934, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 103
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Family correspondence, some letters annotated by Rose Eyres. Comprises letters from:

Enclosures include:

General correspondence, includes letters from:

Papers, includes:

D.6   Correspondence of Isabel Clementi 1902-1930

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 104

Letters to Isabel Clementi from family members, with a little general correspondence
Date: 1902-1930
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 104
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Family correspondence, some letters annoted by Isabel Clementi. Includes letters from:

General correspondence, with a few letters where the author is unclear. Includes letters from:

Enclosures include:

D.7   Correspondence of other family members 1871-1955

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 105

Correspondence of other family members
Date: 1871-1955
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 105
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Family and general correspondence of Mary Carrington, Alwin Clementi, Montagu Clementi, Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, Mary L. 'Tartie' / 'Poll' Eyres, Lady Penelope Louisa 'Eplie' Eyres, Winifred Eyres and Dorothy Lee-Warner, with a few related papers.

Mary Carrington

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

Alwin Clementi:

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

General correspondence, includes a letter from:

Montagu Clementi

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

General correspondence, comprises letters from:

Papers:

Sir Cecil Clementi Smith

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

General correspondence, comprises letters from:

Mary L. 'Tartie' / 'Poll' Eyres

Family correspondence, comprises a letter from:

Lady Penelope Louisa 'Eplie' Eyres

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

Winifred Eyres

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

Dorothy Lee-Warner

Family correspondence, comprises letters from:

E   Family history research 1885-2013

Scope and Content

Small amount of family history research material, gathered after the deaths of Cecil and Penelope Clementi.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 106-107; MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 digital 1


Papers and photographs
Date: 1885-2013
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 106
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

Restrictions on Access:

The CD-R is restricted (=Res.)


Index cards of biographical information
Date: [2008?]-[2013?]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 600 / 107
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box


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