MC:P52 Papers of Martin Moynihan (1916-2007)
Martin Moynihan was an Exhibitioner at Magdalen College in 1934–1938, before spending a career in the commonwealth and diplomatic service, culminating in serving as High Commissioner for Lesotho in 1973–1976.
The following papers have been deposited with the archives at various times. MC:P52/MS1/1 was given in 1994 as Accession no. 94/7, MC:P52/MS1/2, MC:P52/X1/1 and MC:P52/C1/1 in 1996 as part of Accession No. 96/164, MC:P52/MS1/3 in 1999 as Accession No. 99/120, and MC:P52/MS1/4–5 in 2003 as Accession No. 03/215.
Recatalogued in December 2003.
Typescript of poem, titled Otranto, with extensive footnotes, sent as greetings card for Christmas 1993 and New Year 1994. Moynihan visited the cathedral at Otranto to see the mosaic incorporating King Arthur. [1p and notes, 3pp]
Typescript of poem, titled Paris by Eurostar. Poem, with extensive footnotes, sent as a greetings card for 1996, based on the author’s journey through the Channel Tunnel to celebrate a birthday (very similar in format to MC:P52/MS1/1 above). [1p, and notes 2pp.]
Typescript of Gozian and other poems by Theodor Meynert, selected by Magda Whitrow, and with parallel verse translations by Martin Moynihan [26pp]
Photocopy from The Canadian C. S. Lewis Journal 90 (Fall 1996) of a memoir by Moynihan about C. S. Lewis (Fellow 1925–54).
Typescript memoir of Sir Olaf Caroe (D. 1911–14) by Moynihan contributed to the Pakistan Society Bulletin.
Guest List for a Magdalen Dinner, hosted by Martin J. Moynihan, to celebrate the publication of the 10th volume of the translation of St. Augustine’s sermons into English, by Fr. Edmund Hill (E 1941–2 & 1946–8). Other guests included A.D. Smith, Sir Henry Chadwick, the Rt. Rev. Bernard O’Grady, Dr. Robert Markus, the Very Rev. Malcolm McMahon and Mr. Sandy Hill.
MC:P52/C1/1 19 Sep 1996
Postcard from M.J. Moynihan to President Smith, thanking him for a dinner the previous evening,and enclosing the poem “Paris by Eurostar” (see MC:P52/MS1/2 above).