MC:F29/3/C1 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1897–1930
Three pieces of correspondence detailing Greene’s donation of books to Magdalen College Library towards the end of his life, as follows:
MC:F29/3/C1/1 20 March 1930
Letter from Herbert W. Greene (The Valley Farm, Lamarsh, Bures, Suffolk) to the President of Magdalen College, dated 20 March 1930. Greene writes to ask if the college is willing to accept his donation of coins and books.
MC:F29/3/C1/2 28 March 1930
Letter from Herbert W. Greene (The Valley Farm, Lamarsh, Bures, Suffolk) to the President of Magdalen College, dated 28 March 1930. Greene writes that he is glad the college is willing to accept his donation (see above) and that he will forward a list of books. (see: MC:F29/3/MS1/5)
MC:F29/3/C1/3 11 November 1930
Card from Herbert W. Greene (The Valley Farm, Lamarsh, Bures, Suffolk) to the President (The Lodgings, Magdalen College Oxford) and dated 11 November 1930. Greene writes that he is sending a book to the President. (2 items: envelope and card)
MC:F29/3/C1/4–5 1897 & 1903
Two letters to Greene concerning the average batells (expenses) incurred by undergraduate students, as follows:
MC:F29/3/C1/4 23 Jan. 1897
Card addressed to H. W. Greene (Magdalen College) from F. P. Bulley, Home Bursar (Magdalen College). Bulley tells Greene the average batells that an undergraduate commoner is likely to incur per year. Dated 23 January 1897 (2 items: envelope and card)
MC:F29/3/C1/5 19 June 1903
Note addressed to Herbert Greene (Magdalen College, Oxford) from G. Wood (Pembroke College). Wood tells Greene the average batells incurred at Pembroke. Dated 19 June 1903 (2 items: envelope and notepaper).
MC:F29/3/C1/6–7 20 Oct. 1912
Two letters to Greene regarding his attendance at Magdalen’s Restoration Dinner, as follows.
MC:F29/3/C1/6: Letter to Greene from P.V.M. Benecke (Magdalen College, Oxford), and dated 20 October 1912. Benecke writes to invite Greene to the Restoration Dinner, while acknowledging that the dinner is not officially opened to non-resident honorary members of the SCR. Greene was, by this time, no longer resident in Oxford.
MC:F29/3/C1/7: Letter to Greene from H.A. Wilson (Magdalen College Oxford), dated 20 October 1912. Wilson writes in reply to Greene, providing details about the Magdalen College’s Restoration Dinner, in particular who gets invited and the system of charging.
Letter to Greene from J. Acton (3 King Edward Street, Oxford), undated. Acton writes that he has heard Greene is a homeruler and asks him to the join ‘the League’.
MC:F29/3/C1/9 8 March 1933
Letter addressed ‘Dear Sir’ (7 Stone Hill Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent) from Constance A. Greene (Greene’s sister). Constance writes that she encloses a book, which her late brother Herbert Greene wished to be sent to the recipient.
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