Archive of the Oxford University Mermaid Club, 1910-c.1974

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Archive of the Oxford University Mermaid Club

1910-c.1974

Abstract:
Minutes, accounts, correspondence and general papers of the Oxford University Mermaid Club.

Extent: 1.4 Linear metres, 14 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 2271-2275, d. 2096-2097, e. 2305-2311

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.

Scope and Content

Minutes, accounts, correspondence and general papers of the Club.

Acquisition

The papers were given by Dr J.M. Thomas, New College, in 1989.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 2096, fols. 1-2.]

Related Material

For the papers of the Club, 1902-1913, see MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 204, d. 135-138, e. 150.

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

Oxford University Mermaid Club.
University of Oxford.

Subject(s)

20th century
Drama
Universities and colleges -- Great Britain -- Societies

Descriptive List

Minute-book of meetings of the Club
Date: 1934-1939, 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2096
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 183 leaves

Minute-book of meetings of the Club
Date: 1953-1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2097
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 229 leaves

Scope and Content

Including menus for annual and other dinners in 1954, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1970 and 1971. With:

Treasurer's accounts
Date: 1921-1928
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2305
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content

Including (fol. 3) balance sheet from Trinity term 1913, copied from the original [now MS. Top. Oxon. d. 135, fol. 175v].

Treasurer's accounts
Date: 1930-1936
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2306
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 37-50) are blank.

Treasurer's accounts
Date: 1936-1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2307
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 141 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 21-141) are blank.

Treasurer's memoranda
Date: 1922-1932
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2308
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 141 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 57-141) are blank.

Memoranda of a Club meeting
Date: n.d. [1974?]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2309
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Miscellaneous papers of the Club
Date: 1921-c.1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2271
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 65 leaves

Scope and Content

Including some correspondence, 1921-c.1974, with:

Bills and receipts
Date: 1921-1932
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2272
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 78 leaves

Bills and receipts
Date: 1933-1950
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2273
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 55 leaves

Papers read at Club meetings
Date: 1921-1932
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 2274
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 41 leaves

Papers read at Club meetings
Date: 1934-1949, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 2275
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 71 leaves

Incomplete series of Club term cards
Date: 1921-1939, 1949-1955
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2310
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves

Printed Club papers
Date: 1910-1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2311
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 94 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising incomplete series of:


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