Catalogue of the correspondence and papers of Jenifer Hart, 1914-2005, and other family papers, 1870-1947

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Elizabeth Turner

2010

Department of Special Collections
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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Correspondence and papers of Sir John Fischer Williams (1870-1947)
B    Papers of Marjorie Hay Williams née Murray (1886-1943)
    B.1  Letters from Sir John Fischer Williams, 1910-43
    B.2  Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1886-1950
C    Correspondence and papers of Jenifer Hart née Williams, 1914-2005
    C.1  General correspondence, 1930-2004
    C.2  Letters and cards, 1935-1941
D    Personal correspondence and papers of Jenifer Hart, 1912-2005
E    Papers, 1932-2003
F    Memorial Service


Correspondence and papers of Jenifer Hart, 1914-2005, with papers of John Fischer Williams and other family papers, 1870-1947

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers of Jenifer Hart (1914-2005), civil servant and historian, and of her father, John Fischer Williams (1870-1947), international lawyer.

Shelfmarks: MS. Digital 23; MSS. Eng. c. 7472-552, d. 3818-20

Extent: 85 shelfmarks

Biographical History

John Fischer Williams (1870-1947) was an international lawyer. His daughter Jenifer Hart (1914-2005) was a civil servant and historian, and wife of Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart (1907–1992), legal philosopher. Further details of both are in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (for Jenifer see under H.L.A. Hart).

Acquisition

Given, April 2006.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7472, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Hart | Jenifer Margaret | 1914–2005 | née Williams | civil servant and historian
Williams | Eleanor Marjorie | 1880–1961 | née Hay | wife of John Fischer Williams
Williams | Sir | John Fischer | 1870-1947 | Knight | International Lawyer

A   Correspondence and papers of Sir John Fischer Williams (1870-1947)

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7472-93, d. 3818


Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife Marjorie née Murray, 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7472
Extent: 126 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife, 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7473
Extent: 133 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife, 1912-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7474
Extent: 135 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife, 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7475
Extent: 65 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife, 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7476
Extent: 137 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife, May - July 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7477
Extent: 152 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife Marjorie, Aug. - Oct. 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7478
Extent: 172 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife, Feb. - Aug. 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7479
Extent: 191 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife Marjorie, Sept. - Nov. 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7480
Extent: 138 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife, 1920, 1924
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7481
Extent: 169 leaves

Letters to John Fischer Williams from his wife, 1925-43
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7482
Extent: 219 leaves

Bound typescript copy of correspondence between Sir John and his wife, Feb. - Oct. 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7483
Extent: 250 leaves

Letters to and from their children, 1914-44, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7484
Extent: 138 leaves

Photocopies of letters to Sir John from Lady Courtney, 1921-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7485
Extent: 244 leaves

Photocopies of letters to Sir John from Lady Courtney,1924-7, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7486
Extent: 344 leaves

Typescript copies of correspondence between Sir John and Lady Courtney, 1922-3, with an introduction by David Hubback, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7487
Extent: 146 leaves

Typescript copies of letters to Lady Courtney from Sir John, 1925-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7488
Extent: 223 leaves

General correspondence, 1891-1939, n.d. arranged chronologically, except fols. 1-61, letters from Paul Harvey, 1919-45
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7489
Extent: 148 leaves

Mainly copies of letters of congratulation to Sir John on receiving his knighthood, 1923
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7490
Extent: 74 leaves

Personal and miscellaneous papers, 1893-1946, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7491
Extent: 146 leaves

Diaries, 1886-1914, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7492
Extent: 7 items

Lecture notes on Plato in the hand of J.F. Williams, 1896-1930, with (fols. 1-2) a letter to H.W.B. Joseph from J.A. Smith, 1928
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7493
Extent: 195 leaves

Printed material, 1884-1935
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3818
Extent: 6 items

B   Papers of Marjorie Hay Williams née Murray (1886-1943)

B.1   Letters from Sir John Fischer Williams, 1910-43

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7494-507


Oct. 1910 - Mar. 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7494
Extent: 134 leaves

Apr. - June 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7495
Extent: 124 leaves

July 1911-12
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7496
Extent: 74 leaves

1913-14
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7497
Extent: 167 leaves

1915 - July 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7498
Extent: 143 leaves

Aug. 1916 - May 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7499
Extent: 114 leaves

June - July 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7500
Extent: 116 leaves

Aug. - Oct. 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7501
Extent: 118 leaves

Feb. - July 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7502
Extent: 143 leaves

Aug. - Oct. 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7503
Extent: 106 leaves

May - July 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7504
Extent: 118 leaves

Aug. - Oct 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7505
Extent: 102 leaves

1920
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7506
Extent: 87 leaves

1921-32, 1943, including (fols. 146-59) diary of a Greek holiday, 1935, in letter form
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7507
Extent: 170 leaves

B.2   Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1886-1950

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7508


Correspondence including (fols. 1-131) family letters and personal papers, 1886-1917 and (fols. 132-74) general correspondence, 1905-50, including (fols. 143-54) letters from Leonard Huxley, 1907-10
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7508
Extent: 175 leaves

C   Correspondence and papers of Jenifer Hart née Williams, 1914-2005

C.1   General correspondence, 1930-2004

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7509-19


Ablett-Brownlie
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7509
Extent: 216 leaves

CUP-Feiling
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7510
Extent: 189 leaves

Felkin
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7511
Extent: 94 leaves

Fisher-Murrill
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7512
Extent: 186 leaves

JW from Moorsom
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7513
Extent: 85 leaves

Moorsom from JW
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7514
Extent: 160 leaves

National-Plamenatz
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7515
Extent: 154 leaves

Pool
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7516
Extent: 137 leaves

Poore-Thompson
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7517
Extent: 123 leaves

Warnock-Zuckerman
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7518
Extent: 126 leaves

Unidentified
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7519
Extent: 120 leaves

C.2   Letters and cards, 1935-1941

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7520-3


Letters of congratulation: (fols. 1-58) first class degree, 1935; (fols. 59-89) Civil Service Exam, 1936; and (fols.90-126) engagement and marriage, some addressed to Sir John and Lady Williams, 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7520
Extent: 126 leaves

Postcards
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7521
Extent: 152 leaves

Mainly Christmas cards
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 7522-3
Extent: 285, 292 leaves

D   Personal correspondence and papers of Jenifer Hart, 1912-2005

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7524-9, d. 3819


Letters from her parents, 1916-43
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7524
Extent: 195 leaves

Miscellaneous family letters, 1930-2003
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7525
Extent: 164 leaves

Personal papers, 1920-2005 including (fols. 232-56) tributes to Jenifer Hart, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7526
Extent: 264 leaves

School and university exercise books, 1928-35
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3819
Extent: 3 items

Holiday diaries, 1912-92
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7527
Extent: 14 items

Mainly letters to Jenifer and Herbert Hart from Joy Fuller, 1965-68, n.d. concerning their son Jacob, with related correspondence, 1969-95
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7528 = RES.
Extent: 108 leaves

Joy Fuller's letters and reports, relating to Jacob, 1965-7 forwarded to Dr. Meltzer by J. Hart, 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7529 = RES.
Extent: 211 leaves

Scope and Content:

fols. 207-11 comprise photographs (now MS. Photogr. c. 458 = RES.).

E   Papers, 1932-2003

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7530-40


University essays, 1932-3, 1934-5, n.d
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7530-1
Extent: 156, 208 leaves

History notes, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c.7532
Extent: 385 leaves

Reviews and readers reports, 1956-85
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7533 = RES
Extent: 154 leaves

C E Trevelyan, an article published in the English Historical Review, 1960 with related correspondence, 1957-98 and (fols. 121-41) an article entitled Nineteenth Century Social Reform published in Past and Present, July 1965 with comments by Sir Isaiah Berlin and related letters, 1965-73. Written on the verso of students' essays
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7534 = RES
Extent: 141 leaves

Notes on C.E. Trevelyan's letter books, n.d. Many are written on the verso of students essays
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7535 = RES
Extent: 291 leaves

References and theses reports, 1972-4. Some written on the verso of students' essays
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7536 = RES
Extent: 86 leaves

Correspondence relating to Jenifer Hart and the Communist Party, 1966-2003
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c.7537
Extent: 205 leaves

Notes, newscuttings, and articles relating to spying and the Communist Party, 1981-2003, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c 7538
Extent: 73 leaves

Women and crime, misc. notes for articles and lectures with some correspondence, 1981-8. Some written on the verso of students' essays
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7539 = RES
Extent: 323 leaves

Misc. notes on the influence of literature on utilitarianism, with related correspondence, 1984, n.d. Some written on the verso of students' essays
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7540 = RES
Extent: 200 leaves

Notes for and a talk by Jenifer Hart entitled The Literary Image of Utilitarianism, n.d. (some written on the verso of students essays)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7541 = RES
Extent: 179 leaves

Notes on the history of the Proportional Representation Society, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7542
Extent: 98 leaves

The Plant Report - A Working Party on Electoral Reform 1991, annotated by Jenifer Hart, with (fols.119-22) her typed comments on the report, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7543
Extent: 123 leaves

Correspondence and notes relating to Jenifer Hart Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System (Clarendon Press Oxford, 1992)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7544
Extent: 286 leaves

Jenifer Hart’s annotated copy of Proportional Representation, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3820
Extent: 1 item

Notes for a talk on Electoral Reform, 1994 and misc. ERS papers, 1984-96, including (fols. 103-18) The Best System: An Account of the First Hundred Years of the Electoral Reform Society, 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7545
Extent: 130 leaves

Biographical notes on people A-Z, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7546
Extent: 286 leaves

Current work, misc. papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7547
Extent: 92 leaves

Misc. papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7548
Extent: 225 leaves

Ask me no More (Peter Halban, London, 1992) Jenifer Hart’s autobiography. Letters and reviews relating to the autobiography, 1996-2000.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7549
Extent: 163 leaves

Notes and drafts for chapters 1-5 with a few letters
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7550
Extent: 276 leaves

Notes and drafts for chapters 6-11
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7551
Extent: 249 leaves

Notes and drafts for chapters 12-13 and misc. material
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7552
Extent: 264 leaves

F   Memorial Service

Shelfmarks: MS. digital 23


Booklet of tributes to Jenifer Hart, compiled for her memorial service.
Shelfmark: MS. digital 23
2005 Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Booklet of tributes to Jenifer Hart, compiled for her memorial service. Includes copies of published obituaries as well as personal remembrances.


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