MC:F52 Papers of Noel Denholm-Young (Fellow 1933-46)
Noel Denholm-Young (1904–1975), was a Fellow and archivist at Magdalen.
He was born on 5 January 1903 in Liverpool, to John and Mira Denholm-Young. He matriculated at Keble in 1923, receiving a Second in History in 1926. He received his B.Litt and M.A. in 1930, followed later by a D.Litt in 1956. He was a Senior Scholar at Christ Church from 1928-30, before becoming a Fellow of Magdalen by Examination from 1931-33, and by Special Election from 1933-46. He worked as an archivist at Magdalen during this time. He eventually left Magdalen after concerns about his health, becoming a Senior Lecturer at University College of North Wales (now Bangor University). He died on 30 June 1975.
He published several works relating to Archives and Medieval History, including:
Seignorial Administration in England (Routledge, 1963)
Handwriting in England and Wales (University of Wales Press, 1964)
History and Heraldry (OUP, 1965)
This collection consists of letters relating to Denholm-Young kept in a file by the Vice-Presidents of Magdalen College, in MC:F52/C1, and letters of other provenances MC:F52/C2.
Catalogued June 2011 by Sean Rippington.
MC:F52/C1 – CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING DENHOLM-YOUNG AT THE BODLEIAN
MC:F52/C1/1-10 Oct 1941-Feb 1942
Letters concerning Denholm-Young’s departure from the Bodleian Library. Correspondents include Edmund Craster (1879-1959), then Bodley’s Librarian, Robert Chapman (1881-1960, F. 1931-47), Henry Parker (1894-71, F.1926-46), C.S.Lewis (1898-1963, F.1925-54), and Bruce McFarlane (1903-1966, F. 1927–66).
MC:F52/C2 – CORRESPONDENCE FROM DENHOLM-YOUNG
MC:F52/C2/1 19 Jan 1952
A letter to Charles Onions (1873-1965, F.1923-1965) from Noel Denholm-Young. Denholm-Young asks Onions for a reference regarding his application to be ‘second man’ in the History Department at Nottingham. He states that he has been busy, and that he is living in a very nice hotel in Carnarvon to avoid the cold. He has attached his cover letter to Nottingham, his CV and his reference from J. M Thompson (1878-1956, F. 1904-1938).