MC:F29/2/MS3 Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence on Heraldry
MC:F29/2/MS3/1 c. late 19th– early 20thc.
This bundle of 17 items contains Greene’s rough notes on heraldry. The notes contain information on references, lists of benefactors, rough heraldic descriptions and sketches of arms. Amongst the notes is also a printed reader request from the Bodleian library. (17 items)
A small notebook titled ‘Suffolk Seals’. The notebook contains a numbered list of seals found in Suffolk. (2 items: 1 notebook and 1 loose sheet of paper).
MC:F29/2/MS3/3 11 June 1910
Envelope titled ‘ List | of the arms of | Benefactors | in the | College Hall | 11th June, 1910. The envelope contains two sheets of paper on which Greene has produced a numbered list of the coats of arms along with heraldic descriptions of each. (3 items: envelope and 2 sheets of paper). Dated 11 June 1910.
MC:F29/2/MS3/4 30 March 1887
Letter to Rev. H. A. Wilson (Oxford) from Joseph H. Williams (Maine, USA) and dated 30 March 1887. Williams writes generally of his previous enquiries regarding Robert Conny, but his letter is particularly concerned with a portrait of Conny then hanging in the president’s lodgings. Williams was informed that the portrait was unsigned but offers his evidence that it was by the portraitist and engraver Edward Luttrell.
MC:F29/2/MS3/5 29 Oct 1863
Letter to the Vice-President from John R. Bloxam (Beeding Priory, Hurstpierpoint) and dated 29 October 1863. Bloxam writes that he is sending a list (enclosed) of the benefactors’ coats of arms over the high table, and notes that there is one now hanging in his old room that was originally in the Hall. (3 items: 1 sheet of notepaper and 2-page list)
MC:F29/2/MS3/6 16 Dec. 1897
A letter to Greene from H.R Bramley (The Precentory, Lincoln See) and dated 16 December 1897. Bramley congratulates Greene on his work on the College’s heraldry and provides some suggestions regarding identifications.
MC:F29/2/MS3/7 5 May 1898
Letter to Greene from W. Allen (The Vicarage, Eccleshall) and dated 5 May 1898. Allen sends two rubbings from the tomb of Bishop [illegible], explaining that the surface of the tomb is very degraded. The rubbings survive. (3 items: letter and 2 rubbings).
MC:F29/2/MS3/8 11 Dec. [no year]
Small note to Greene from H.A. Wilson (Magdalen College) and dated December 11th (no year given). The note discusses a Libri Computi entry for 1574 relating to the Magdalen coat of arms.
MC:F29/2/MS3/9 3 May 1898
Letter from Herbert Greene (perhaps never sent) to someone he addresses as ‘My dear Reggie’. Dated 3 May 1898. Greene writes on the heraldry in the President’s study.
MC:F29/2/MS3/10–12 c. 1925
Letters to Greene from M. P. Barnard regarding the Magdalen College coat of arms, as follows:
MC:F29/2/MS3/10 27 July 1925
Letter to Greene from M. P. Barnard, Honorary member of Pembroke (Bilsby House Near Alford Lincolnshire), dated 27 July 1925. Barnard discusses the history of the Magdalen College coat of arms and its link to the shield at Eton.
MC:F29/2/MS3/11 1 August 1925
Short note addressed to Greene from Philip G. Pearson (Magdalen College Oxford). Pearson apologises for oversleeping and missing Greene’s lecture. On the reverse of this note Greene has jotted down some rough notes on heraldry, which is why this item appears amongst this material.
MC:F29/2/MS2/12 14 Dec. 1898
Letter to Greene from M. J. Rendall (Winchester) and dated 14 December 1898. Rendall provides Greene with a description and illustration of Waynflete’s coat of arms found in Winchester Cathedral.
MC:F29/2/MS2/13 6 March [no year]
Card to Greene from H.A. Wilson (Magdalen College, Oxford) and dated 6 March. Wilson suggests to Greene that ‘some perplexing arms’ may be the coat of William Earl of Arundel.
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