MC:P214 Papers of Sir Joseph Addison (1879-1953)
Sir Joseph Addison (1879-1953) was a Commoner at Magdalen 1897-1901. These papers and the related correspondence were deposited with the archive via Mr G. C. A. Doughty (Commoner 1937-1939), Addison’s nephew. The Accession Number for MC:P214/MS4 and MC:P214/MS2 is 91/136. If any accession numbers were given for the remaining documents, it cannot be traced.
Re-catalogued by Clare Baker in March 2003.
MC:P214/MS1 – LECTURE TRANSCRIPT
4 page, typed transcript of a lecture given by Harold Nicolson to the ‘entrants to the Foreign Service through the first Reconstruction Competition’, given in November 1945. The lecture is about the distinctive nature of British Foreign Policy and the qualities needed in someone executing this policy. Found inside MC:P214/MS2/1.
MC:P214/MS2 – GUIDANCE BOOKLET AND CIRCULAR
MC:P214/MS2/1 Jan 1949
Typed, confidential manuscript titled Guidance on foreign usages and ceremony, and other matters, for a Member of His Majesty’s Foreign Service on his first appointment to a Post Abroad, by Marcus Cheke, Vice Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps. There is a foreword by O.G. Sargent, 9 chapters and an appendix; the book is concerned with matters such as ‘Foreign Mentality’, social relations with those in the country you are posted to etc.
MC:P214/MS2/2 20 Jan 1949
1 page, typed circular from O. Sargent about MC:P214/MS2/1. He writes of the purpose and importance of the subject matter of the book. He states that the book is not to be published for fear that it might cause offence. It will be given to those on their first post abroad, and must not be circulated beyond those people.
MC:P214/MS3 – INFORMATION PAMPHLET
9 page, typed general information pamphlet from the Foreign Office, titled Staff Societies, etc. There are 10 sections covering clubs, sports, health, education, finances and general welfare. Found inside MC:P214/MS2/1.
MC:P214/MS4 – TYPESCRIPT OF ADDISON’S MEMOIRS
315 page typescript of an unpublished memoir called The Twilight of Diplomacy, by Sir Joseph Addison. The memoir describes his upbringing and education, and his career in the Diplomatic Service up to the 1920s. There are handwritten annotations and corrections throughout. The typescript is in a damaged green folder.
MC:P214/MS5 – TYPESCRIPT OF ARTICLE ON ADDISON FOR THE MAGDALEN COLLEGE RECORD
11 page photocopy of the typescript of an article by Angus Macintyre (F. 1963–94) and George Doughty, titled The Other Joseph Addison. The article gives biographical information, and focuses on Addison’s time at Magdalen. The information in the handwritten footnote on p. 10 is taken from MC:P214/C2/1.
MC:P214/MS6 – THE ADDISON FAMILY TREE
Single sheet photocopy of the Addison family tree, in Angus Macintyre’s handwriting.
MC:P214/MS7 – NOTES ON ADDISON’S LETTERS
4 pages of notes in Angus Macintyre’s hand. They are notes on letters of Joseph Addison’s, which were loaned to Magdalen for a short period of time before being returned to George Doughty (see MC:P214/C1/2).
MC:P214/C1 – RELATED CORRESPONDENCE FROM GEORGE DOUGHTY
MC:P214/C1/1-3 Feb–Sep 1990
3 handwritten letters on blue notepaper from George Doughty to Dr. Macintyre regarding papers of Joseph Addison’s. Includes a biographical note on Addison.
MC:P214/C1/4 7 Oct 1991
Letter from George Doughty to Dr. Cottis about the diplomatic service of Joseph Addison. Doughty also mentions letters of Addison’s that he has (see notes in MC:P214/MS8).