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Collection Level Description: Material concerning Balliol College and Oxford during the Great War

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 664-5
Title: Material concerning Balliol College and Oxford during the Great War
Dates of Creation: 1917-24
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Hilda Margaret Pickard-Cambridge

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Hilda Margaret Pickard-Cambridge (fl. 1914-46) was the wife of Sir Arthur Pickard-Cambridge (1873-1952), who was a Fellow of Balliol College, 1897-1929.

Scope and Content

A collection of material made by Hilda Margaret Pickard-Cambridge concerning Balliol College and Oxford during the First World War. It consists of two scrap-book volumes: volume IV of a series entitled 'Oxford during the war', 1917-18; and volume II of a series containing letters and printed material relating to Balliol men killed in action.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the Library in 1974.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 55145-6.

Related Units of Description

See also an account by Hilda M. Pickard-Cambridge of her escape from Germany after the beginning of the First World War (MS. Eng. misc. d. 790).

Publication Note

Volume II (d. 665) was used in compiling Balliol College war memorial book, 1914-19 (privately printed, Glasgow, 1924).

Access Points

World War, 1914-1918

Cambridge | Hilda Margaret Pickard- | fl 1914-1946

University of Oxford | Balliol College

Oxford (England)

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