MC:F36 Papers of Reginald Lane Poole (F. 1898–1933)
Reginald Lane Poole (1857–1939) matriculated from Balliol College in 1874, and, after spending time in London and on the continent (where he received a doctorate at Leipzig), returned to Oxford, where from 1886 he was a Lecturer at Jesus College. From 1898–1933 he was a Research Fellow at Magdalen College. From 1896 to 1927 he was university lecturer in diplomatic; and from 1909 to 1927 he was keeper of the university archives.
Poole published books on medieval history, but devoted much of his academic work to the English Historical Review, of which he was variously assistant editor (1886–95), joint editor (1895–1901), and sole editor (1901–20).
Almost no papers of Poole survive in the archives of Magdalen College, apart from this letter sent to him.
Catalogued in June 2011.
MC:F36/C1/1 10 Jun 1902
Letter from Rev. Canon F. J. Colson (address 9 Bardwell Road, Oxford) to Reginald Lane Poole gratefully accepting an offer made by Magdalen College to give portraits of John Rigaud (F. 1849–88) and his brother Major General Gibbes Rigaud to be hung in the Wingfield Hospital. Poole has noted on the letter that no record of a vote on this matter is recorded in the relevant College minutes.