Records of the Circus Club

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 526, d. 708-12
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Scope and Content

Records of the Circus Club, consisting of:  

  • Candidates' book, ca. 1920-56
  • Attendance books, 1920-71
  • Miscellaneous papers, including: printed pamphlet, War aims (London, n.d.); printed Rules of the Circus (London [1924]); xerographic copy of typescript account of the club by H.G. Strauss, 1st Baron Conesford, 1971; and typescipt list of members, 1959

Administrative / Biographical History

The Circus Club was a London dining club founded in 1920.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1972.


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. 44140-5.


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