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Collection Level Description: Papers of William Percival Sawyer

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 925, e. 611-13
Title: Papers of William Percival Sawyer
Dates of Creation: 1915-76
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

William Percival Sawyer was a newspaper reporter.

Scope and Content

Sawyer's papers, consisting of indentures of apprenticeship as a reporter with the Oxford Times, 1915; journal, 1936-49, 1950-4; scrapbook of newscuttings, postcards, cigarette cards and other ephemera, 1923-76.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Mr W.P. Sawyer in 1980.

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Access Points

Journalists | 20th century

Sawyer | William Percival | b 1900 | newpaper reporter

Oxford Times, newspaper

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