MC:P138 Photograph albums of Charles Nichol, 1900–1903
Charles Rice Iltyd Nicholl (1880–1950) attended Eton, and was then a Commoner at Magdalen in 1899–1903 reading for a Pass Degree. He later became a solicitor. In the First World War, he served in France, and was awarded a TD. He was also a prominent Mason.
These two albums were given to the College by his descendants, and transferred to the Archives in June 2000 as Accession No. 00/129.
Catalogued in June 2000.
Photograph album, embossed “C.R.I.N.” on the front, containing the following:
fols. 1r–2r. Views of High Street and Broad Street.
fols 3r–14r. Views of Magdalen, including from the High Street, from the Cherwell, the Hall before the restoration of 1903 (fol. 7), the JCR laid out for dessert (fol. 11).
fol. 15r. Scenes by the College Barge at Eights Week 1900.
fol. 16r. Proclamation of Edward VII at Carfax, 25 Jan 1901.
fol. 17r. Oxford University Hockey Team, 1900/1. As well as Nicholl, the team also includes A.L.F. Smith, later a Fellow of the College.
fols. 18r–19r. Nicholl’s rooms at Magdalen, 1901 (the room lists show that this was Cloisters 5 ground floor).
fol. 20r. Two teams at unspecified cricket match, 1901.
fol. 21r. Magdalen College Rupert Society (College debating society) ,1901.
fol. 22r. Cast of OUDS production of Much Ado about Nothing, 1901.
fol. 23r. College Group, 1901.
fol. 24r. Magdalen College Waynflete Society, 1901.
fol. 25r. Scene by the College Barge at Eights Week, 1901.
fol. 26r. Combined teams of Magdalen and New College Rugby XVs, 1901.
fol. 27r. Oxford University Hockey team, 1901/2, including Nicholl and Smith again.
fols. 28r–29r. Large room in 90 High Street, “Summer Term” (1902?) (acquired by University College, 1905, after which the large room was divided into two).
fol. 30r. College Group, 1902.
fol. 31r. Members of Vincents Club, 1902 (possibly taken in the Front Quad of University College).
fol. 32r. Group at the Magdalen College Ball in front of New Buildings, 1902.
fol. 33r. Nicholl and male and female friends, taken in Commemoration Week, 1902.
fol. 33v. College Group, 1903.
fol. 34r. Members of Vincents Club, 1903 (taken in the front Quad of Oriel College).
fol. 34v. Group, taken outside Oxford Town Hall after the Bachelors Ball, Commemoration Week 1903.
fol. 35r. Group, taken outside Oxford Town Hall after the Masonic Ball, Commemoration Week 1903.
fol. 36r. Oxford University Hockey Term, 1902/3. Although the sitters are not named, Nicholl and A.L.F. Smith are in the second row, middle and second from right.
Apart from the University Hockey teams for 1900/1 and 1901/2, none of the sitters are identified.
MC:P138/P1/2 May 1901
Album inscribed O.U.D.S. Much Ado About Nothing May 1901, and with Nicholl’s initials, containing photographs of the cast from the OUDS production of Much Ado About Nothing performed at the New Theatre (now replaced by the Apollo Theatre) on 20–25 May 1901. A copy of the programme is also included which shows that Nicholls took the part of First Watch. Some of the photographs have been signed by their subjects.
Other Magdalen men involved in the production were W.T. Ivimey (as Balthazar; he is photographed in fol. 14), L.C. Green-Wilkinson (as Borachio; photographed at fol. 18), C.S. Stephenson (as a Messenger), and C.G. Mayer (as an attendant). The orchestra was conducted by Richard, Lord Herschell, of Magdalen, who also composed some of the incidental music.