Papers and Minutes of the Oxford University Mermaid Club

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers and minute books of the Mermaid Club.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Oxford University Mermaid Club was a small undergraduate society founded in 1902 for reading 16th- and 17th-century English drama. The Club went into abeyance during both World Wars and was 'revived' at various dates.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were presented to the Library by H.F.B. Brett-Smith in 1915 and 1921.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 36929-34.

Related Material

See also Papers of the Oxford University Mermaid Club (MSS. Eng. c. 2271-5, d. 2096-7, e. 2305-11)