Greek Controversy: letter from John Simon (later Sir John) who promises to 'do my best to come and vote' against existing regulations, copies of arguments used in 1910-11 controversy

Scope and Content

Materials relating to the controversy over compulsory Greek at Oxford in 1910 and 1911 (Sidgwick opposed compulsory Greek), including a letter from John Simon (Fellow of All Souls College; later Foreign Secretary between 1931 and 1935) to Nevil Sidgwick dated 23 November 1911 in which he promises to come to Oxford to vote against existing regulations, and copies of arguments by both sides of the 1910-11 controversy. The letter from Simon to Sidgwick is accompanied by a slip with a typed note describing the letter and the Greek controversy; this was probably created by Alton and Weiskittel when they catalogued the archive in the 1970s.