MC:P414/C52 Letters from Miscellaneous Correspondents
MC:P414/C52/1 26 Sep 1885
Letter from Auberon Herbert (1838–1906) to Herbert Warren. Herbert thanks Warren for his letter. Sent from Dalmally, Argyll and Bute.
MC:P414/C52/2 14 Oct 1885
Letter from George Baden-Powell (1847–98) to Herbert Warren. Baden-Powell will be congratulating Warren face to face. Sent from Liverpool.
MC:P414/C52/3 26 Jan 1886
Letter from Mr. F. MacMillan to Herbert Warren. MacMillan informs Warren of Prince Christian Victor’s full name for use in the College Register. Sent from 7 Norham Gardens, Oxford.
MC:P414/C52/4 30 Dec 1890
Letter from E.W. Harcourt to Herbert Warren. Harcourt hopes that Warren will be able to bring his wife to lunch. He discusses a picture they have both seen, including the story behind it. Sent from Nuneham Park, Abingdon.
MC:P414/C52/5 4 Nov 1892
Letter from Sir Joseph Hooker (1817–1911; botanist) to Herbert Warren. Hooker would be glad to advise concerning the Plant Houses in the Oxford Botanical Gardens. He suggests some dates for meeting. Sent from The Camp, Sunningdale.
MC:P414/C52/6 12 Jul 1893
Letter from Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904; explorer) to Herbert Warren. Stanley thanks Warren for his letter recommending Mr. Young for the position of Librarian to King Leopold. However Stanley has already recommended another candidate to the King. He will mentioned Mr. Young should the position subsequently become vacant again. Sent from 2 Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, S.W.
MC:P414/C52/7 28 Jun 1894
Letter from Sir George Herbert Murray (1849–1936) to Herbert Warren. Lord Rosebery (then Prime Minister) has asked Murray to thank Warren for his letter. He has offered the Mastership of the Temple to Canon Ainger.
MC:P414/C52/8 21 Nov 1894
Letter from Sir George Herbert Murray (1849–1936) to Herbert Warren. Lord Rosebery (then Prime Minister) has asked Murray to thank Warren for sending him a letter and memorial. Sent from 10 Downing Street.
MC:P414/C52/9 Not dated [c. 1894]
Letter from Sidney Peel (1870–1938; soldier and financier) to Herbert Warren. Peel thanks Warren for his kindness to him at Oxford and his letter. He discusses the circumstances that led him to leave Oxford, and laments that he threw away his chance of becoming a Fellow of Magdalen. He is delighted that Nowell Smith (F. 1894–7) has been elected Fellow.
MC:P414/C52/10 20 Feb 1896
Letter from [Mount?] to Herbert Warren. Warren is invited, on behalf of Michael Hicks Beach, 1st St. Earl Aldwyn, to the Treasury at 2.30pm on 29 Feb. Dr. George Downing Liveing will also be invited. Sent from Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, S.W.
MC:P414/C52/11 22 Feb 1896
Letter from [Mount?] to Herbert Warren. Warren is invited, on behalf of Michael Hicks Beach, 1st Earl St. Aldwyn, to the Treasury at 2.30pm on the 19th. Sent from Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, S.W.
MC:P414/C52/12 19 Jan 1898
Letter from Philip Moreton Walford (1860–1926) to Herbert Warren. Moreton Walford sent four framed prints of Magdalen to Warren and wonders if they have arrived. Sent from 4 Hambrough Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
MC:P414/C52/13 5 Dec 1898
Letter from Oswald John Simon to Herbert Warren. Simon asks Warren if he can meet him in London to discuss a matter of great personal importance. He suggests some dates that they could meet. Sent from 36 Tavistock Square.
MC:P414/C52/14 3 Nov 1901 (?)
Letter from ? Baxter (or Buxton?) to Herbert Warren. Baxter suggestes a meeting to discuss a monograph or sketch of Cecil Boyle. Sent from Shipbourne, Cromer.
MC:P414/C52/15 21 Mar 1903
Letter from W.G. Grace (1848–1915; cricketer) to Herbert Warren. Grace thanks Warren for sending him a copy of his biography of Prince Christian Victor. Sent from St. Andrews, Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, S.E.
MC:P414/C52/16 27 Mar 1903
Letter from Prince Albert, Duke of Schleswig–Holstein (1869–1931) to Herbert Warren. The Prince has received Warren’s biography of his brother from Murray. He thanks Warren for the trouble he has gone to in writing it. He offers two corrections to factual errors in the book. Sent from Potsdam, Neue Konigstrasse 30.
MC:P414/C52/17 7 Apr 1903
Letter from H. W. Edwards to Herbert Warren. Edwards expresses his pleasure on reading Warren’s biography of Prince Christian Victor, and is glad that the letters he sent Warren proved useful. He would like his letters returned when convenient. Sent from Stapleton, Brackley Road, Beckenham.
MC:P414/C52/18 Apr 1903
Letter from Eleanor Boyle [?] to Herbert Warren. Boyle is based at the Governor General of Australia’s office. She discusses the work of the new Governor General of Australia, Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson. Sent from The Commonwealth of Australia.
MC:P414/C52/19 6 Feb 1906
Letter from Elizabeth Pretyman[?] to Herbert Warren. Pretyman hopes that Warren will be able to visit Great Carlton when he is in Lincolnshire, as the church there is, in her view, a memorial to her father. She thanks Warren for his comments on the election and on the Royal Navy. She has so much confidence in Sir John Fisher that she does not think much can go wrong as long as he remains in post. Sent from Orwell Park, Ispwich.
MC:P414/C52/20 2 May 1907
Letter from Anthony Hawkins to Herbert Warren. Hawkins thanks Warren for informing him that he will not be able to attend the dinner. Hawkins will try to visit Oxford one day soon. Sent from 41 Bedford Square, W.C.
MC:P414/C52/21 28 Jun 1907
Letter from Elizabeth Whitelaw Reid to Herbert Warren. Whitelaw Reid thanks Warren for showing them around Oxford, which was one of her favourite experiences in England. She invites Warren and the Chancellor [Lord Curzon] to lunch in London. Sent from Dorchester House, Park Lane, W.
MC:P414/C52/22 8 Aug 1907
Letter from Horace Hart (1840–1916; printer to Oxford University Press) to Herbert Warren. Hart thanks Warren for sending him a book about Magdalen College. He is glad that his work at Oxford University Press allows him to help men like Warren. Sent from the University Press, Oxford.
MC:P414/C52/23 19 Aug 1909
Letter from Frank Barter to Herbert Warren. Barter writes as Honorary Clerk to The Gladstone Liberal Memorial Trust, whose trustees wish to increase the value and improve the status of the Gladstone Memorial Prize. He discusses the proposed changes in detail. Sent from 42 Parliament Street, London, W.
MC:P414/C52/24 29 Nov 1912
Letter from Mary Gordon to Herbert Warren. Gordon thanks Warren for sending her some specimens of Daniel Press printing, which she much enjoys. Sent from 5 Park Crescent.
MC:P414/C52/25 30 Jan 1914
Letter from Humphrey Milford (1877–1952; publisher) to Herbert Warren. Milford encloses revised proofs of Warren’s introduction [non extant]. He suggests that Warren send a proof of the introduction to Miss Leite and ask her to sanction the extracts he has made. Sent from Oxford University Press, Amen Corner, London E.C.
MC:P414/C52/26 1 Mar 1915
Letter from Elliot & Fry Ltd. to Herbert Warren. Elliot and Fry ask Warren to sit for a photo portrait that they can include in their publishing series. Sent from 55 & 56 Baker Street, London, W.
MC:P414/C52/27 Dec 1915
Christmas card from Queen Mary (1867–1953) to Herbert Warren, with postcards. Brief card with four postcards. The postcards are all of the Prince of Wales; three portraits and one of the Prince marching with the Officers’ Training Corps in August 1914.
MC:P414/C52/28 22 Dec 1915
Letter from Charlotte Knotley to Herbert Warren. Knotley apologises for the delay in carrying out Queen Alexandra of Denmark’s (1844–1925) wishes in thanking Warren for sending her a collection of sonnets. Sent from Malborough House.
MC:P414/C52/29 30 Jun 1916
Letter from Dr. Preston King to Herbert Warren. Dr. King, the Mayor of Bath, thanks Warren for sending him a report on Tennyson. He asks to be sent any further works on the poet. Sent from The Guildhall, Bath.
MC:P414/C52/30 2 Nov 1916
Letter from C.E. Ashford to Hallam, Lord Tennyson. Ashford explains the value of learning Greek in the context of studying history. He encloses a copy of a pamphlet given to each cadet at Dartmouth, outlining the use of Greek in their History syllabus. Sent from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
MC:P414/C52/31 16 Dec 1916
Letter from Aubrey Tennyson (1891–1918) to Herbert Warren. Tennyson thanks Warren for promising to write something about his mother, despite having already promised to write something about Harold Tennyson. Sent from Guards Huts, Pirbright. Aubrey Tennyson was the son of Hallam, 2nd Lord Tennyson.
MC:P414/C52/32 17 Feb 1917
Letter from H.B. Dyke to Herbert Warren. Dyke, writing on behalf of Dr. Edmond Warre (1837–1920), thanks Warren for his kind letter on the occasion of Warre’s 80th birthday. Sent from The Bursary, Eton College, Windsor.
MC:P414/C52/33 16 Jul 1917
Letter from Sir James Rennell Rodd (1858–1941; diplomatist and classical scholar), 1st Baron Rennell, to Herbert Warren. Rennell Rodd read some of Warren’s Creweian Oration in an Italian newspaper. He meant to send a clipping but forgot. He discusses his recent activities. Sent from the British Embassy, Rome.
MC:P414/C52/34 8 Sep 1917
Letter from John Bissett Chapman (1875–1949) to Herbert Warren. Chapman thanks Warren for his praise of ‘Horace and his Poetry’. He explains his current occupation and background. He regrets that, as a teacher, he has little time for producing original academic work. Sent from The Academy, Airdrie.
MC:P414/C52/35 31 Oct 1917
Letter from Margaret Vaughn to Herbert Warren. Vaughn writes a long, wide-ranging personal letter covering topics such as their childhoods, modern life, and art and literature. Sent from The Lodge, Wellington College, Berkshire.
MC:P414/C52/36 1 Mar 1920[?]
Invitation to a meeting of the Dante Society, Oxford.
MC:P414/C52/37 8 Oct 1924
Letter from James L. Garvin to Herbert Warren. Garvin thanks Warren for his article. Sent from The Observer, 22 Tudor Street, London, E.C.4.
MC:P414/C52/38 1 Jan 1926
Letter from an illegible correspondent to Herbert Warren. The writer sends Warren New Year’s greetings, and encloses all the letters they have received from Lord Curzon. They discuss what light they shed on Curzon’s character. Sent from Savile Road, Oxford.
MC:P414/C52/39 7 Aug (1926?)
Letter from the same illegible correspondent as in MC:P414/C52/38 above to Herbert Warren. In moving house they have found some more letters from Lord Curzon, which they now enclose. Sent from 3 Brookside, Headington, Oxford.
MC:P414/C52/40 12 Aug 1926
Letter from Walter Peacock (1871–1956; Treasurer to Prince of Wales, 1910–15) to Herbert Warren. Peacock is writing to the Duchy agent about Professor Watson’s proposal to lease the farm at Shippon for the School of Rural Economy. Sent from the Duchy of Cornwall Office, Buckingham Gate, S.W.1.
MC:P414/C52/41 12 Sep 1927
Letter from T.S. Brewer [?] to Herbert Warren. Brewer encloses two typescript copies [non extant] of Warren’s memoir of Henry Hansell in accordance with Warren’s request. Sent from Printing House Square, London, E.C.4.
MC:P414/C52/42 Not dated [c. 1928, when Philpot painted Warren’s portrait?]
Letter from Glyn Philpot (1884–1937) to Herbert Warren. Philpot says that he will send the gown and velvet cape at once, and apologises for keeping them for so long. Warren’s picture will stay with him until it’s ready to go to the Royal Academy. He is settling well into his new home. Sent from Landsdowne House, Lansdowne Road, Holland Park, W.
MC:P414/C52/43 1 Feb 1928
Letter from Alfonso Merry del Val (1864–1943; Spanish Ambassador to London 1913–31) to Herbert Warren. Merry del Val is glad to hear the good news about Moreno. Moreno has will inherit political power from his father and money from his mother and is likely to be influential in the future. He provides Warren with background information and a character reference for Marquis Buniel. Sent from The Spanish Embassy, London.
MC:P414/C52/44 28 Aug 1928
Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1853–1947; army officer) to Herbert Warren. Hamilton discusses the obituaries for Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane, which he believed left much unsaid. He feels that Haldane was treated very badly by many during his life. He hopes that his nephew is doing well at Magdalen. Sent from Blair Drummond, Perthshire.
MC:P414/C52/45 13 Sep 1928
Letter from Sadao Sabuu [?] to Herbert Warren. Sabuu will pass on Warren’s congratulations to Prince Chichibu. He informs Warren that most of Count Uchida’s party visiting the University on Saturday are able to speak English. They will be happy to go along with any arrangments that Warren makes, but will not want to stay very late. Sent from the Japanese Embassy, London, W.1.
MC:P414/C52/46 21 Jan 1930
Letter from Sir Horace Rumbold (1869–1941; diplomat), 9th Baronet to Herbert Warren. Rumbold is glad that his son did well in the recent scholarship examination. He discusses the disappointment felt by him and his son when he failed to become Captain of the Oppidans. He mentions that Harold Nicholson has left the Diplomatic Service to join the staff of the Evening Standard and Daily Express. Sent from the British Embassy, Berlin.
MC:P414/C52/47 4 Feb 1930
Letter from C.R.L. Fisher to Herbert Warren. Fisher thanks Warren for his advice, which he was able to use in his discussion with Leslie about whether to stand or not. When the issues were explained to him he felt that he was not qualified for the job. Sent from Norham End, Oxford.
MC:P414/C52/48 7 Jun 1930
Letter from an illegible correspondent to Warren. S/He thanks Warren for his letter, and discusses Tennyson and his/her his recent biography of his/her father. Sent from 4 King’s Bench Walk, Temple, London.
MC:P414/C52/49 4 Jan (year not given; c. 1926–30?)
Letter from (Anne) Estella Sarah Penfold Cave (nee Mathews), Lady Cave (d.1938) to Herbert Warren (addressed as ‘Sir Herbert’). Lady Cave reports on a conversation she had with Lord Curzon in which he discovered that she was the sister of Lloyd Matthews, and expressed his great respect for him. Lady Cave probably sent this reminiscence to Warren when he was writing a memoir of Curzon after his death. Sent from St. Ann’s, Burnham, Somerset.
MC:P414/C52/50 9 Jan (year not given)
Letter from A. G. Tell to Herbert Warren. Tell is seeking the text of an article by William Gladstone on Arthur Hallam, and wonders whether Warren can help. Sent from Studley, Weybridge.
MC:P414/C52/51 28 Jan (year not given)
Letter from Gwendoline Palgrave (daughter of Francis Palgrave [1824–97], anthologist and art critic) to Herbert Warren. Palgrave returns to Warren a letter from her father, and suggests a redating for it. Sent from 15 Cranley Place.
MC:P414/C52/52 9 Jul [Year not given]
Letter from Bruce Richmond (1871–1964; Editor of the Times Literary Supplement 1899–1934) to Herbert Warren. Richmond, as Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, invites Warren to send the suggested article about the annotated works of Tennyson. Sent from The Times, Printing House Square, E.C.
MC:P414/C52/53 Not dated
Letter from Dorothea Vaughan to Herbert Warren. Vaughan informs Warren that her husband Edward fell in the cloisters and injured himself. She describes his stay in hospital and eventual recovery. Edward has dictated at letter she encloses [non extant]. Sent from The Marches, Willowbrook, Eton.
MC:P414/C52/54 Not dated
Letter from Prince Arthur of Connaught and Strathearn (1883–1938) to Herbert Warren. Prince Arthur thanks Warren for the kindness he showed during his visit to Oxford. He wishes he could have stayed longer. Sent from Clarence House, St. James’s, S.W.
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