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Collection Level Description: Scrapbooks compiled by Mrs M.R. Coker of Bicester House, Oxfordshire

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1022-1061
Title: Scrapbooks compiled by Mrs M.R. Coker of Bicester House, Oxfordshire
Dates of Creation: 1913-78
Extent: 40 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content

'Celebration books', scrapbooks compiled by Mrs Coker, containing letters, drawings, photographs, postcards, invitations, menus, programmes and other souvenirs of her activities and friends, 1913-78, with an index volume for 1913-50. The volumes relate to Mrs Coker's life at Downe House School, Kent, 1913-14, and then partly at Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, 1913-20, Sutton Valence, Kent, 1920-3, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 1926-30, and Bicester, 1930-78, and partly abroad in various countries.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were bequeathed to the Library by Mrs M.R. Coker, 1978.

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Social history | 20th century

Coker | M R | d 1978

Downe House School | Kent (England)

Bicester (England)

Cambridgeshire (England)

Cirencester (England)

Gloucestershire (England)

Great Shelford (England)

Kent (England)

Sutton Valence (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

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