Material concerning Balliol College and Oxford during the Great War

Scope and Content

A collection of material made by Hilda Margaret Pickard-Cambridge concerning Balliol College and Oxford during the First World War. It consists of two scrap-book volumes: volume IV of a series entitled 'Oxford during the war', 1917-18; and volume II of a series containing letters and printed material relating to Balliol men killed in action.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hilda Margaret Pickard-Cambridge (fl 1914-19) was the wife of Sir Arthur Pickard-Cambridge (1873-1952), who was a Fellow of Balliol College, 1897-1929.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Found in the Library in 1974.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, 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. II, nos. 55145-6.

Related Material

See also an account by Hilda M. Pickard-Cambridge of her escape from Germany after the beginning of the First World War (MS. Eng. misc. d. 790).


Volume II (d. 665) was used in compiling Balliol College war memorial book, 1914-19 (privately printed, Glasgow, 1924).

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