Papers of Hugh Oak-Rhind

Scope and Content

These papers and photographs of the late Hugh Oak-Rhind relate to his research on the clay tobacco pipe industries of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk and Wiltshire. The papers form his contribution to a National Clay Pipe Stamp catalogue being assembled by P. Davey and D. A. Higgins in the Field Archaeology Unit in the Departments of Ancient History and of Continuing Education.


Oak-Rhind's original arrangement has been preserved.

Access Information

The collection is open to bona fide researchers.

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited by Mr Oak-Rhind's widow, Mrs P. Oak-Rhind on 16 Nov 1987, on behalf of Mr Peter Davey in the Department of Continuing Edcuation.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation in the reading room.

Separated Material

Mrs Oak-Rhind has donated her husband's collections of pipes and pipe fragments to museums in the areas of their original manufacture. As of November 1987, material has been sent via the Wiltshire Library and Museums Service to museums in Buckingham, Ipswitch, Norwich, Northampton, Exeter, Winchester, London, Woodstock (Oxon), Colchester and Glasgow. The Wiltshire Museum service retains the material from that county.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and Licensing Rules available on request.

Custodial History

A number of personal letters have been retained by Mrs Oak-Rhind.