MC:P260: Photograph album of Sir Donald Fergusson (1891-1962)
This album was presented to the archives by J.A. Fergusson along with a copy of the article ‘Memories of a Magdalen Don’ (catalogued separately under MC: P 257/MS1/1/2) in September 1993 and given the accession number 93/337. John Donald Balfour Fergusson, later Sir Donald, was born 26 August 1891 and died in 1962. He was a Demy at Magdalen College in 1910-14, and this album was compiled between 1912-14. Subjects include rowing, football, clubs and outdoor parties. The album contains two photographs taken by the Prince of Wales. In later life, Fergusson joined the Civil Service, and served as Permanent Secretary respectively at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishers in 1936-45 and the Ministry of Fuel and Power in 1945-52.
Catalogued by Tracy Wilkinson in October 2004.
MC: P260/P1/1 1912–14
Photograph album of Fergusson containing the following (no names are given):
Fol. 1.: Photographs of the Great Tower seen from Magdalen Bridge and Great Tower seen from the Botanical Garden.
Fol. 2.: Photographs of Founders’ Tower and the Cloisters.
Fol 2v.: Photographs of the Great Tower seen from the river (two views).
Fol 3.: Photographs of the Grammar Hall; Muniment Tower and west end of Chapel seen from St John’s Quad.
Fol 3v.: Photographs of the New Buildings (south face of) and part of the Cloisters.
Fol. 4.: Photographs of Chapel (looking towards east end) and Addisons Walk.
Fol. 4v.: Photograph of Magdalen College 2nd VIII –1912
Fol. 5.: Photograph of Magdalen College 2nd VIII –1912
Fol. 5v.: 5 photographs of Magdalen College 2nd VIII –1912 and one photograph of Magdalen College 2nd Togger –1911.
Fol. 6.: Photograph of Magdalen College VIII, Henley 1912
Fol 6v.: Photographs of Seniors’ ‘Soccer’ Match, 1912.
Fol. 7.: Photograph of ‘Twenty-Firster’, 1913.
Fol. 7v.: Photographs of Fergusson and friends in these places (Fiesole, Wrotham, Hinksey and Magdalen).
Fol. 8: Photographs (4) of O.U.B.C. Trial Eights –December 1912.
Fol. 8v.: Photograph of an outdoor party. .
Fol.9.: Photographs (10) on the Magdalen Barge (dated 1912-14).
Fol. 9v.: Photographs (7) of Fergusson and friends outdoors (dated 1913).
Fol. 10.: Group photograph of Magdalen College (dated Summer 1913). (No names given.)
Fol. 10v.: Photographs of Fergusson and friends outdoors including 2 photos taken by the Prince of Wales.
Fol. 11.: Photograph of Magdalen College VIII – 1914. .
Fol. 11v.: Photograph of Magdalen ‘Johns’ vs. ‘The Rest’ (dated Summer 1914).
Fol. 12.: Group photograph of Magdalen College in the cloisters (dated 1914).
Fol. 12v.: Group photograph of ‘Vincents’ (dated 1914).