MC:P430/X2-X5 Other Ephemera
MC:P430/X2 – COLLEGE BALL EPHEMERA
MC:P430/X2/1 22 Jun 1914
Dinner menu with engraving of a corner of Magdalen’s Great Hall on the front. Given that it bears the same date as the dance card at X2/2 below, it is probably from the same event.
MC:P430/X2/2 22 Jun 1914
Dance card (blank), probably to accompany the menu at MC:P430/X2/1 above, given that they bear the same date. The programme has 29 dances, all waltzes and ‘two-steps’. Dance number seven was to ‘The Magdalen Valse’, a piece for light orchestra written in 1914 by the College Organist, John Varley Roberts. Music was provided by Herr Moritz Würm’s Orchestra. The Stewards for the dance were Prof. J.A. Smith (F. 1910-39, Vice-President 1914-19); Rev. C.R. Carter (F. 1910-30); J.L. Johnston (D. 1904-8, F. 1909-15); A.L.F. Smith (F. 1908-20); H.P. Hansell (C. 1882-5); A.T.A. Ritchie (D. 1909-14); J.N. Nugee [the College Record has no mention of a J.N. Nugee – this possibly refers to F.J. Nugee (C.1910-14)]; E.R. Burgess (C. 1910-14); R.C. Gelderd-Somervell (D. 1911-14); B. Pawle (C. 1911-14); D.G. Wigan (C. 1912-14) and H.D. Vernon (C. 1912-14).
MC:P430/X2/3 23 Jun 1930
Dance card for Magdalen College Ball 1930. The names of the organising committee are printed inside – among them are several signatories of Gynes’ menu collection (catalogued at MC:P430/MC:P430/X1), including E.S. Craig (F. 1918-30), I.H.S. Black (C. 1926-9) and A.O. Van Oss (C. 1927-30). A copy of the menu from this event is catalogued at MC:P435/MC:P430/X1/4.
MC:P430/X3: MISCELLANEOUS EPHEMERA
MC:P430/X3/1 Dec 1927
Christmas card taking the form of an 8-page leaflet of about A5 size containing humorous verse, sent to Gynes by Samuel Whitnall (C. 1897-1901). At the time this card was sent, Whitnall was Professor of Anatomy at McGill University in Montreal, which may account for the medical bent of the verse within (a lyric pastiche on the extraction of a tooth and ‘an ode to the hospital nightgown’).
MC:P430/X3/2 3 Dec 
Ticket for an unnamed performance by the Magdalen College Dramatic Society, found inside the dinner menu catalogued at MC:P430/X3/1. It is marked ‘G 66’ in pencil [probably a seat number] and has the initials J.S.F. Cooke (C. 1924-27) printed bottom right. Judging by the date of that menu, this ticket is from 1927.
MC:P430/X4/1 12 & 14 May 1917
Printed programme for a combined performance of two short plays produced by Gynes – The Intruder by Maurice Maeterlink and Another Flag-Day by Lewis Gielgud and Geoffrey Kerr, staged at Magdalen College in 1917. The back page has been signed by all members of the cast and the producer. Donated by G.G.J. Goodes in 1984, and found among the papers of J.W. Gynes. MC:P430/X4/2 was found inside this programme.
MC:P430/X4/2 16 Jan 1984
Letter from G.G.J. Goodes [address: 66 Brentwood Road, Ingrave, Brentwood, Essex], explaining that he has found MC:P430/X4/1 in the papers of J.W. Gynes, a scout at Magdalen at around this time and later Steward of the JCR. Found inside MC:P430/X4/1.
104-page volume (270 x 345 x 40 mm) bound in blue leather containing the autographs of some 600 ‘Magdalen Men’ who knew Gynes. The dedication at the front of the book, signed by the College President George Gordon, states that it was presented to Gynes on his retirement. Signatories include T.S.R. Boase (E. 1919-21, later President of the College 1947-68), Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker (C. 1927-30), Paul Benecke (F. 1891-1944), and Delmar Harmood Banner (C.1914-17), who painted a portrait of Gynes which is held by the College (see MC:P430/P1/1).
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