MC:PR35/2/8C Correspondence relating to the Death of Paul Victor Mendelssohn Benecke
This correspondence was added to the archives by President Boase in 1968. Most of it refers to correspondence concerned with the death of Paul Victor Mendelssohn Benecke (1868-1944) and was addressed to the then President, Henry Tizard. There are also some obituaries of Benecke and correspondence with a Mrs Margaret Deneke who was to write a life of Benecke in 1954. For further information on Deneke and Benecke, see MC:F33/3 and MC:P302 [not in online catalogue].
MC:PR35/2/8C/1 26th Sep 1944
Typescript obituary notice for ‘The Times’ on P.V.M. Benecke. 2pp.
MC:PR35/2/8C/2 26th Sep 1944
Letter, F.G. Kenyon to President [Sir Henry Tizard] expressing condolence at death of Benecke. 26 Sep 1944.
MC:PR35/2/8C/3 26th Sep 1944
Letter, [Mervyn Haigh, Bishop of Winchester] Winton to President [Sir Henry Tizard] expressing sympathy at death of Benecke.
MC:PR35/2/8C/4 27th Sep 1944
Letter, T. Loveday to President [Sir Henry Tizard] expressing condolence at death of Benecke and recalling early friendship.
MC:PR35/2/8C/5 27th Sep 1944
Letter, [unreadable] to President [Sir Henry Tizard] on time with Benecke as fellows in 1890s.
MC:PR35/2/8C/6 27th Sep 1944
Letter, Mervyn Haigh (Bishop of Winchester) to President [Sir Henry Tizard] apologising for not being able to attend funeral of Benecke.
MC:PR35/2/8C/7 1st Oct 1944
Draft typescript of ‘Notes by Dr Webb about Mr Benecke’. Some handwritten corrections.
MC:PR35/2/8C/8 1st Oct 1944
Letter, Reginald Carter to President [Sir Henry Tizard] on friendship with Benecke as undergraduates.
MC:PR35/2/8C/9 3rd Oct 1944
Newspaper cutting entitled, ‘Mr P.V.M. Benecke’. The Times.
MC:PR35/2/8C/10 3rd Oct 1944
Letter, B.A. Woods to ‘The Master, Magdalen College, Oxford’ expressing regret at death of Benecke. Recounts time when Benecke allowed soldiers to be billeted in Magdalen in 1915.
MC:PR35/2/8C/11 19th Oct 1944
Memorandum from Rev. W.E.S. Holland on Benecke and his charitable giving to a German refugee fund.
MC:PR35/2/8C/12 20th Oct 1944
Letter, W.E.S. Holland to President [Sir Henry Tizard] enclosing article for inclusion in Magdalen College Record on an individual [Benecke?]. 2pp
MC:PR35/2/8C/13 25th Oct 1944
Letter, W.E.S. Holland to President [Sir Henry Tizard] thanking him for his advice not to advertise the charitable activities of Benecke. [see above MC:PR35/2/8C/11].
MC:PR35/2/8C/14 26th Oct 1944
Letter, C.C.J. Webb to President [Sir Henry Tizard] enclosing his memoirs of Benecke [see MC:F33/4/MS3/2]. Also on sorting through Benecke’s books with his sister.
MC:PR35/2/8C/15 2nd Dec 1944
Letter, T.E.T. Shore to President [Sir Henry Tizard] recounting his friendship with Benecke as an undergraduate.
MC:PR35/2/8C/16 8th Jan 1953
Letter, Margaret Deneke to President Thomas Boase thanking him for loan of book written by Benecke in Presidential library [P.V.M. Benecke: ‘Some remarks suggested by Laurie Magnus’s book Herbert Warren of Magdalen’.][?] and explaining the purpose of her research into Benecke.
MC:PR35/2/8C/17 10th Jan 1953
(Copy) Letter, [unknown] to Margaret Deneke suggesting that Basil Blackwell may publish her life of Benecke but not in such a small quantity. Asks to read typescript anyway.
MC:PR35/2/8C/18 12th Jan 1953
Letter, Margaret Deneke to President Thomas Boase, sending the MS for her book on Benecke and asking for his comments and alterations.
MC:PR35/2/8C/19 15th Jan 1953
(Copy) Letter, President Thomas Boase to Margaret Deneke, thanking her for sending life of Benecke to him and hoping to see it in print soon.
MC:PR35/2/8C/20 27th Apr 1954
Letter, Margaret Deneke to President [Thomas Boase] on letter to Sir Henry Tizard about Benecke. Also mentions life of Benecke and his sister’s reluctance to have it published. Deneke was anxious, however, that it should not remain in typescript format.
MC:PR35/2/8C/21 30th Apr 1954
Letter, [unknown] to Margaret Deneke on letters about Benecke written by Professor Webb.
MC:PR35/2/8C/22 24th Jun 1954
Letter, Margaret Deneke to President [Thomas Boase] returning Webb’s writing on Benecke and on the final alterations to her life of Benecke.
Order of Service for funeral of Paul Victor Mendelssohn Benecke.
MC:PR35/2/8C/24 1st Jul 1968
Letter, the President [Thomas Boase] to Neil [Ker], Fellow Librarian suggesting correspondence about Benecke [MC:PR35/2/8C] be filed in the library.
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