MC:F37/MS2 Notes by Thompson on Theology
A copy of an authorised version of the New Testament published by Cambridge University Press with extensive annotations written in by Thompson. Thompson’s comments explore the themes of particular stories of the New Testament and are written alongside specific chapters and verses. Various loose letters and notes have been kept inside the book. These are listed individually below as MC:F37/MS2/2–6.
A one page letter to Thompson from Sir Herbert Warren (F. 1877–85, President 1885–1928) asking whether he wishes to be considered for a Fellowship at Magdalen. The letter is dated “Monday in Easter week 1904”. Item found in MC:F37/MS2/1.
A two page letter to Thompson’s father, Revd. H. L. Thompson, from Sir Herbert Warren. The letter informs Revd. H. L. Thompson that the decision has been made to offer his son a fellowship at Magdalen. The letter is dated “June 8 1904”. Item found in MC:F37/MS2/1.
A one page letter to Thompson written by his father, Revd. H. L. Thompson, to congratulate him with the above letter from Sir Herbert Warren enclosed. The letter is dated “June 9 1904”. Item found in MC:F37/MS2/1.
A one page letter [from Bishop Charles Gore to the Revd. Harriss] regarding the baptism of Thompson’s son Anthony. The letter is dated “Sept. 5th 1915”. Item found in MC:F37/MS2/1.
MC:F37/MS2/6 n.d. 
Various notes written by Dr. Arthur Adams. Adams’ notes list the subjects and names of the four letters, provide key dates and details of Thompson’s life and comment on Thompson’s annotations of the New Testament in the book itself. Item found in MC:F37/MS2/1.
MC:F37/MS2/7 n.d. [c.1915–20]
An extensive commentary on the Greek text of St. John’s Gospel written by Thompson on numerous loose papers. With the commentary is a page of explanatory notes written by Dr. Arthur Adams. Adams describes the item, considers particular sections and explains references to other publications by Thompson that may indicate the date of this work [c.1915–20]. The commentary is written in 21 sections with a summary and conclusion either side.
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