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Collection Level Description: Papers and Minutes of the Oxford University Mermaid Club

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 204, d. 135-8, e. 150
Title: Papers and Minutes of the Oxford University Mermaid Club
Dates of Creation: 1902-13
Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Papers and minute books of the Mermaid Club.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by H.F.B. Brett-Smith in 1915 and 1921.

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Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 36929-34.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of the Oxford University Mermaid Club.

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Oxford University Mermaid Club

University of Oxford

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