A folder titled ‘Entertainment’. It contains notes and correspondence concerning room booking and dinner arrangements, including invitations, RSVPS and seating plans.
A folder titled “Magd Coll Medical graduates dinner July 1964”. It includes:-
i) A menu for the dinner, with notes for a speech written on the front.
ii) Draft guest list and menu designs.
iii) A printed notice advertising the dinner
iv) Notes relating to invites and responses to invitations to the dinner
v) A large file of correspondence, from 10 July 1963 to 30 July 1964, concerning the organization of the dinner.
vi) Returned invitation slips from those invited.
A folder titled ‘Onions Centenary Dinner’. It includes:
i) A photostatic copy of a speech given by Onions.
ii) A photostatic copy of short article by Onions about the words ‘Virus’ and ‘Pus’
iii) a copy of a article in the Lancet of 25 Sep 1971 by Onions, about medical lexicography.
iv) A collection of correspondence between Sinclair and Onions from 1963, and also with others concerning the organization of the Onions centenary dinner of 1973, with thank-you letters from the attendees.
v) A seating plan and guest list for the Onions Centenary Dinner.
vi) A photocopy of the menu for the Onions Centenary Dinner, 10 Sep 1973.
vii) A MS copy of an after dinner speech in honour of Onions.
viii) A record of Sinclair’s batells for 13 Sep 1973.
ix) A newspaper clipping from the Times of 7 Sept 1963, about Onions’ 90th birthday.
x) A copy of the ‘The Language of Anatomy’ by William Cuthbert Morton, printed at the Clarendon Press.
xi) The programme for the funeral of C. T. Onions at Magdalen College, Jan 13 1965. xii) “A catalogue of an Exhibition of books held in the Bodleian Library at Oxford to Celebrate the Completion of the Oxford English Dictionary”, published at the Clarendon Press. It includes a newspaper cutting from the Times of 7 October 1971, with an article about the compact OED.
A folder titled ‘Dinner Party for Geoffrey Warnock 1971 Dec 20’
i) Notes and correspondence concerning its organization, including letters of apology and thanks.
ii) A photostatic copy of the menu.
iii) Drafts of the menu
iv) A draft of a speech to be given at the dinner.
v) A seating plan for the dinner
vii) A menu for the Roman Dinner of the Buckland Club, 21 February 1968, with many MS additions.
viii) 58 colour photos of Magdalen and surrounding parts of Oxford, all 89mm x 128mm, from June 1971.
A folder titled ‘Randolph Dinner’. It contains Randolph Dinner Menus from 1952 and 1957 to 1973. It also contains correspondence about the organization of the dinner, from 1952-1967.
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