John Cole collection

Scope and Content

Items donated by Cole illustrating his time at Clare between 1949 and 1952. Includes 'University of Clarebrigge' Bachelor of Frivolity certificate sold on Rag Day in aid of Earl Haig's Fund, c.1950; Broadcast Receiving licence for 1953, for Cole when in room J10, Memorial Court, 1953; Photograph of C C Maitland and Cole testing a small hot-air balloon outside J staircase in the Memorial Court, c. 1950; Letter from the Tutor, N.G.L.Hammond, inviting Cole to breakfast, with pencil sketch of a coastline on reverse, c. 1950; Photograph of the Cam frozen over looking towards Clare bridge, 1954; C. C. Maitland on an 'ice yacht', 1954; Scholarship examination results, 21st December 1948; Two photographs from November 1951 showing three students dressed as the Marx brothers for RAG day - Groucho (J. Whittaker), with black greasepaint moustache, Harpo (C. C. Maitland) with blond wig, carrying a car horn and Chico (John Cole) in short jacket and conical hat; Photograph showing the felling of lime trees on the backs in 1951; correspondence regarding his award of the Shell Studentship in Geophysics, 1953; Chapel card Easter 1955; Clare College Chapel Holy Communion booklet; two items relating to cooking in College, 1952.

Administrative / Biographical History

Matriculated at Clare, 1949.

Acquisition Information

Acc 2012-13/32;