MC:P263 Photograph of five Old Members, 1931
This photograph was given to the archives in December 2004 by the daughter of Sir Cecil Clementi, one of the subjects of this photograph, as Accession No. 04/217.
Catalogued in December 2004.
MC:P263/P1/1 Mar 1931
Photograph of a photo taken outside the westernmost arch of the colonnade of the New Buildings, showing five Old Members of Magdalen, who had come back to the College for a Gaudy, and their scout. The Scout is unnamed, but the Old Members, from left to right are:
Thomas Loveday (1875–1966), Demy 1894–8; later Principal of University. College, Southampton, 1920–2, and then Vice―Chancellor of University of Bristol, 1922–44.
Sir Cecil Clementi (1875–1947), Demy 1894–8, and Honorary Fellow from 1938; had a career in the colonies, becoming Colonial Secretary, British Guiana, 1913–22, Colonial Secretary, Ceylon, 1922–5, Governor of Hong―Kong, 1925–30, and Governor and Commander―in―Chief of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for Malaya, 1930–4.
Francis Paul Armitage (1875–1953), E. 1894–8, Assistant Master at St. Pauls, 1898–1918, and Director of Education for Leicester, 1919–40.
Rev. Percy John Dale (1876–1957), C. 1894–8, Archdeacon of Salisbury, 1936–50.
Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (1874–1938), E. 1894–8, tutor to the Emperor of China, 1919–25, Commissioner of Weihaiwei, 1927–30, and Professor of Chinese, University of London, 1931–7.
In the middle stands the scout who is unnamed.
All five men had rooms in New Building Staircase 6 when undergraduates. They were accommodated as follows:
Staircase 6: ground room right: T. Loveday (1894–6)
Staircase 6: ground room left: F. P. Armitage (1894–6)
Staircase 6: first floor right: G. B. Lambert (1894–6). (Sir George Bancroft Lambert (1873–1945), D. 1892–6, worked in Indian Civil Service, becoming Chief Secretary to Government of United Provinces, India, 1921–7, Acting Governor, UP, 1928–9, and Governor October 1930–1)
Staircase 6: first floor left: R. F. Johnston (1894–6)
Staircase 6: second floor right: C. Clementi (1894–8)
Staircase 6: second floor left: P. J. Dale (1894–6)
Staircase 6: third floor: J. Maxwell (1894–6) (d. before 1911)