MC:P233/3/MS1 Papers collected by Edward Chapman
These papers of Edward Chapman were conserved by Robert Gunther and are likely to have been donated to the archive by Albert Gunther (date of donation unknown – 1960s) – shown by the presence of his handwriting on some of the items. The documents cover various topics related to the academic and social life of the College.
14 items relating to plays (performed by Oxford University Dramatic Society), music (including a booklet about May Morning) and poetry (including a selection of poetry in memory of Martin Joseph Routh (President 1791-1854)).
5 items including statutory issues and a prescriptive edict forbidding students from attending a circus.
3 testimonials given for Edward Chapman, Isaac Bayley Balfour (Sherardian Fellow of Botany and Fellow of Magdalen 1884-1888) and George Alfred Buckmaster (Burdett-Coutts Scholar and Radcliffe Travelling Fellow 1883-1886).
5 items related to Chapman’s work as Public Examiner and Lecturer.
3 items relating to Natural Science and the Daubeny Laboratory.
7 items. Included are regulations regarding College meetings and Bursarships and a list of events for the year 1892-1893. Also 2 letters, one from John S. Churms and one from J. J. Turner from January 1894, pleading their case to remain in the choir.
3 items relating to the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, The Oxford University Junior Scientific Club, and the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society.
5 items: handwritten and printed accounts and correspondence for the Commemoration Balls of 1886, 1889 and 1892.
Typed transcripts of letters to and from Sir Benjamin Keene (1697-1757, Ambassador to Spain) 1745-1759. His correspondents are: Robert Walpole (1st Earl of Orford, 1676-1745), Horatio Walpole (1678-1757), Ruvigny Delosne, Lord Royston, and his brother Edmund Keene (1714-1781), Bishop of Ely. The provenance of these letters and the whereabouts of the originals from which they are transcribed are unknown.
3 items giving information about and the requirements necessary for a BA or MA, Demyships, Exhibitions and Commonerships.
2 items relating to food and drink at the College.
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