Papers of Margaret H. Oertel

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. d. 480-2; Eng. misc. c. 784, e. 1314-16
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Scope and Content

Letters and papers of Margaret H. Oertel, consisting of:  

  • Letters from Margaret Oertel in India to her family in England, written as a journal, mainly typescript, 1915-19
  • Letters and papers of Margaret Oertel, 1900-42, including some photographs of Indian scenes
  • Notebooks of Margaret Oertel, compiled in India, containing occasional diary entries and descriptions of special occasions and events, 1903-6, 1905-12, 1915

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret H. Oertel was the wife of Frederick Oscar Oertel, engineer in the Indian Public Works Department.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Indian Institute in 1967, and transferred to the Bodleian in 1975.


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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41783-9.


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