MC:P174/C1 Letters from Hodgkinson
MC:P174/C1/1 23 Sep 1927–20 Jul 1929
Envelope inscribed by Hodgkinson Letters from T.W.I. Hodgkinson to his mother written while at Oundle School (I) 1927 (Sept)–1929 July.
It contains 55 letters from Hodgkinson to his mother written from Oundle. Aside from providing much information about school life from this period, and references to Hodgkinson’s family, this collection include a group of letters written when Hodgkinson was in the school sanatorium suffering from measles.
MC:P174/C1/2 4 Oct 1929–1931
Envelope (now damaged) inscribed by Hodgkinson Letters from T.W.I. Hodgkinson to his Mother written while at Oundle School (II) 1929 (Oct)–1931 (July).
It contains 54 more letters from Hodgkinson to his mother written from Oundle. Much of the subject matter is similar to that in C1/1 above, but the later letters include considerable discussions about his application to Magdalen, and (in April 1931) accounts of a visit to Montmorency.
MC:P174/C1/3 5–12 Aug 1929
7 letters from Hodgkinson to his mother, written when he was on holiday at Barton-on-Sea, Hants., and she was in hospital in London. The letters contain detailed accounts of his time by the seaside, as well as allusions to some Oundle friends who were there with him.
MC:P174/C1/4 21 Jan 1933–15 Jun 1934
Envelope inscribed (by Hodgkinson) Letters from T.W.I. Hodgkinson to his Mother written while at Magdalen (II) – 1933.
The envelope contains 19 letters from Hodgkinson to his mother, mainly written from Magdalen, but also from his holidays. They compliment the accounts of his life given in the diaries for these years. This is the only collection of letters from Hodgkinson to his mother to survive from his time at Magdalen.
MC:P174/C1/5 27 Apr 1943
Letter from Hodgkinson (address Royal Masonic Hospital, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith) to Hans Schneider, discussing their feelings for each other.
MC:P174/C1/6 11 Dec 1973
Application letter and curriculum vitae submitted by Hodgkinson for the post of Director of the Wallace Collection (his application proved successful).
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