MC:F52 Papers of Noël Denholm-Young (Fellow 1933-46)
Noël Denholm-Young (1904–1975), was a Fellow and archivist at Magdalen.
He was born on 5 January 1904 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)
The Country Gentry in the Fourteenth Century (OUP, 1969)
Collected Papers of N Denholm-Young (University of Wales Press, 1969)
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 Noël 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).