Papers of the Oxford University Mermaid Club

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. c. 2271-5, d. 2096-7, e. 2305-11
  • Dates of Creation
      1921-[ca. 1974]
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      14 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Minutes, accounts, correspondence and general papers of the Club.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Oxford University Mermaid Club was a small undergraduate society founded in 1902 for reading 16th- and 17th-century English drama. The Club went into abeyance during both World Wars and was 'revived' at various dates.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given by Dr J.M. Thomas, New College, in 1989.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

For the papers of the Club, 1902-13, see MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 204, d. 135-8, e. 150.