Papers and minute books of the Mermaid Club.
Papers and Minutes of the Oxford University Mermaid Club
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 204, d. 135-8, e. 150
- Dates of Creation1902-13
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description6 shelfmarks
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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.
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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).
The papers were presented to the Library by H.F.B. Brett-Smith in 1915 and 1921.
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.