MC:F29/2/MS1 Heraldry Notebooks
A series of Greene’s personal notebooks reflecting his interest in heraldry, specifically the coats of arms found in Magdalen. The notebooks also contained a number of loose notes (see series MC:F29/2/MS2).
Heraldry notebook. This is where Greene consolidated all of his rough notes relating to the College’s heraldry. He sets out to describe, in a structured way, the coats of arms in the College beginning first with a description of frequently occurring coats of arms; he then goes on to provide a comprehensive description of the College’s arms starting with those in St. Swithun’s Quadrangle. Loose notes found in this notebook are catalogued as MC:F29/2/MS2/1–6.
MC:F29/2/MS1/2 January 1880
Another notebook in which Greene has written descriptions of Magdalen’s coats of arms. The material is ordered by name with a short heraldic description beneath. Towards the back of the notebook there are some rough notes on students. Greene has recorded numbers next to student names that probably represent the number of lines given for translation exercises. An inscription in the front of the book reads: ‘ H.W. Greene | Jan. 1880’. Loose notes found in this notebook are catalogued as MC:F29/2/MS2/7–13.
Small notebook in which Greene has made descriptions of the various coats of arms found in Magdalen College. Most of the descriptions use heavily abbreviated heraldic terminology. No loose notes.
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