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Collection Level Description: Minutes of the Oxford Branch of the National Service League

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 227-9
Title: Minutes of the Oxford Branch of the National Service League
Dates of Creation: 1908-17
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Oxford branch of the National Service League

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The National Service League was founded by George Shaw in 1906, to press for the introduction of compulsory military service in Great Britain.

Scope and Content

Minutes of the Oxford branch of the National Service League, 1908-13, with letters from the central branch, 1912-17.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1927.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city, county, and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).

Access Points


National Service League | Oxford branch

Great Britain | Military policy

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