MAGDALEN

[ John David Macbride, Principal of Magdalen Hall, Oxford. ] Autograph Note Signed ('J D Macbride') | Principal of Magd: Hall' ], [ to Major R. G. MacGregor] acknowledging the receipt of a copy of translations from the Greek Anthology.

Author: 
J. D. Macbride [ John David Macbride ] (1778-1868), Principal of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, later Hertford College [ Major Robert Guthrie Macgregor (1805-1869) ]
Publication details: 
Oxford. 27 October 1864.
£75.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Reads: 'Sir | I beg to thank you for a copy of your Greek Anthology which I shall deposit as your gift in the Hall Library of this Society.' Macgregor is not named, but the item comes from a batch of his papers. His 'Translations from the Greek Anthology' was published without date in London by Nissen and Parker. Macbride oversaw the move (completed in 1822) of Magdalen Hall from alongside Magdalen College to the site of the defunct Hertford College, after which it was renamed in 1874.

[Thomas Case, President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.] Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed recipient, an 'official announcement' that he has been 'elected a Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, after an examination in Natural Science'.

Author: 
Thomas Case (1844-1925), President of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford; Waynflete Professor of Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy; Fellow of Magdalen College
Publication details: 
'Address during July c/o Mr Trim | 9 Royal Terrace | Weymouth', on cancelled letterhead of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 25 June 1919.
£100.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Largely concerned with examinations from which the candidate appears to consider himself exempt, but which are in fact obligatory. With reference to 'Mr A. E. Jolliffe'.

[The New Tory Club, Oxford.] Three printed items: list of officers and members on poster; seating plan for dinner of 'The United Club and the New Tory Club', and menu. With TLS from John Boraston of Liberal Unionist Council to E. W. Benison.

Author: 
Sidney Herbert, Balliol College, President, The New Tory Club, Oxford [Captain Sir Sidney Herbert (1890-1939), Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1923-24 and 1924-27]
Publication details: 
The list of officers and members, Hilary Term, 1911. The seating plan, 10 May 1912. The menu, 24 November 1911. Boraston's letter on letterhead of Liberal Unionist Council, London. 10 May 1910.
£220.00

The list of officers and members is printed on one side of a piece of 49 x 31 cm paper. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with slight damage caused by removal from an album. The Club's President is named as Herbert, the Treasurer as Viscount Wolmer MP of University College, and the Secretary as E. W. Benison of Magdalen. Five committee members are named, followed by the members in alphabetical order in two columns, from 'Amery, L. S., All Souls College' to 'Yerburgh, R. D. T., University College'.

[The New Tory Club, Oxford.] Three printed items: list of officers and members on poster; seating plan for dinner of 'The United Club and the New Tory Club', and menu. With TLS from John Boraston of Liberal Unionist Council to E. W. Benison.

Author: 
Sidney Herbert, Balliol College, President, The New Tory Club, Oxford [Captain Sir Sidney Herbert (1890-1939), Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1923-24 and 1924-27]
Publication details: 
The list of officers and members, Hilary Term, 1911. The seating plan, 10 May 1912. The menu, 24 November 1911. Boraston's letter on letterhead of Liberal Unionist Council, London. 10 May 1910.
£220.00

The list of officers and members is printed on one side of a piece of 49 x 31 cm paper. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with slight damage caused by removal from an album. The Club's President is named as Herbert, the Treasurer as Viscount Wolmer MP of University College, and the Secretary as E. W. Benison of Magdalen. Five committee members are named, followed by the members in alphabetical order in two columns, from 'Amery, L. S., All Souls College' to 'Yerburgh, R. D. T., University College'.

Duplicated typewritten report titled 'The Magdalen Street Project', describing an influential experiment in 'civic design', carried out by the Civic Trust in conjunction with Norwich City Council.

Author: 
[Magdalen Street Project; Norwich City Council; Norfolk; The Civic Trust, London; Sir Misha Black (1910-1977), Russian-born British architect, founder of the Artists' International Association]
Publication details: 
The Civic Trust, 79 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1. [1959]
£250.00

[1] + 7pp., foolscap 8vo. On eight leaves, stapled together in one corner. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with slight rust marking to title leaf. The title leaf reads: 'THE MAGDALEN STREET | PROJECT | Further information obtainable from: | THE CIVIC TRUST | 79 BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD | LONDON S.W.1. | TATe Gallery 0891'. The background to the experiment is explained in the first two paragraphs: 'This is the story of an experiment in civic design. It is also a story of civic co-operation in which self-help was seen to be synonymous with public spirit.

Autograph Note in the third person from [Martin Joseph Routh,] President of Magdalen College, Oxford, to 'Mr Twining' [Richard Twining], praising his uncle Thomas Twining's translation of Aristotle. With pencil note on Routh by Twining.

Author: 
Martin Joseph Routh (1755-1854), President of Magdalen College, Oxford, 1791-1854; and Patristic scholar [Richard Twining (1807-1906); Thomas Twining (1734-1804), classicist]
Publication details: 
Magdalen College, Oxford. 14 November 1851.
£90.00

1p., 12mo. On bifolium. Written in a faint, difficult hand, as one might expect from a ninety-six year-old. 'The President of Magdalen presents his Compliments to Mr Twining, and thanks his kind present of the portrait of his learned Uncle, author of one of the best translations into the English language of a great writer. His own great age and attendent

Autograph Letter Signed ['A. C. Benson'] from Arthur Christopher Benson [to Thomas Lloyd Humberstone].

Author: 
A. C. Benson [Arthur Christopher Benson] (1862-1925, Master of Magdalen College Cambridge, and author of the words to 'Land of Hope and Glory' [Thomas Lloyd Humberstone (1876-1957), educationist]
Publication details: 
28 February 1904; on letterhead of Mustians, Eton, Bucks.
£38.00

12mo, 2 pp. Twelve lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He is sending 'a copy of my little book' and asks his correspondent to 'treat it as confidential'. He will accept the 'copy of the Year-book', although he is 'no longer a schoolmaster'. Humberstone is not named, but the item is from his papers.

Autograph Signature on fragment of document.

Author: 
Sir John Pratt (1657-1725), Lord Chief Justice of England
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£33.00

Dimensions of paper roughly five inches by three-quarters of an inch. Signed 'John Pratt' between writing in a seventeenth-century chancery hand. Docketed with biographical details in a minute nineteenth-century hand, and enclosed in a piece of paper with further biographical details in another nineteenth-century hand.

Typed Note Signed to Sir Harry Lindsay, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Thomas Sherrer Ross Boase
Publication details: 
28 November 1947; on letterhead of Magdalen College, Oxford.
£32.00

English mediaeval and art historian (1898-1974), Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art. One page, landscape octavo. Good, but with one corner creased and grubby, and with staple holes in another. 'I should be much honoured to be nominated as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and should much appreciate association with that body and all the work it does.' Signed 'T. S. R. Boase.'

2 Typed Letters Signed and one Typed Letter Unsigned to Mary Delane, and a collection related material.

Author: 
Robert Maxwell
Publication details: 
1962 to 1964; Oxford and London.
£200.00

Politician, publisher and one of the greatest crooks of the twentieth century (1923-91). The recipient, Mary Delane, is described as 'sometime woman's editor for The Times'. A collection of drafts and letters mainly relating to negotiations for the publication by Maxwell's Pergamon Press of a series of cookery books. A fine example of his Maxwell's questionable business practices. Mainly consisting of typed correspondence and draft replies, mostly in 8vo, some creased and torn but generally in good condition.

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