John Theodore Dodd: Scrapbook

Scope and Content

The scrapbook is concerning principally with Dodd's uncle, Edward Dodd, and his work on Convocation. It includes a photograph of a portrait of the Revd John Dodd (b. 1762); reviews of J. Theodore Dodd, Convocation and Edward Dodd's share in its revival, 1932; letters, including drafts by Dodd in preparation for this book, 1932; and a draft article by Edward Dodd on destitution.

The volume also contains pamphlets printed by Dodd's grandfather, the Revd Joseph Dodd, some in the form of poems and sermons, including discussion of the Poor Law, national education and diocesan training in Oxford. There is also a pamphlet by William Dodd, Plain thoughts on certain prevalent delusions of the day. Addressed to the working classes of the parish of Whickham, 1831; a pamphlet by J. Theodore Dodd, Suggestions for amendment of consolidated orders and for improvement in poor law administration, London, 1913; and an edition of The magistrate, xix, November 1928.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Theodore Dodd (1848-1934) entered Christ Church, Oxford, in 1867 (B.A., 1871; M.A., 1874). He became a barrister-at-law at Lincoln's Inn in 1874, and Guardian of the Poor Law for the City of Oxford.

Edward Dodd (1806-1868) entered Magadelene College, Cambridge, in 1824 (B.A., 1828; M.A., 1833; B.D., 1840), where he became a Fellow. He was Vicar of St Giles' with St Peter's, Cambridge, 1844-1868.

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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on J. Theodore Dodd in Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses, 1715-1886, A-D (Oxford, 1888), p. 375; and the entry on Edward Dodd in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. II (Cambridge University Press, 1944).

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