- 1818 - 2023 (Accumulation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
This collection consists of paper, photographs, books, magazines, booklets, newspaper, negatives, and CD.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Items have been acquired from many different sources over several years.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Stretching back to the headmastership of Dr. Doncaster, this collection comprehensively covers the correspondence, publications, photographs and other ephemera of the headmasters of Oakham School up to the present day. For many of the headmasters, correspondence and rolls calls are a significant theme in their series.
This collection also contains an excellent record of speeches and sermons given by G. Talbot Griffiths and John Buchanan.
The final series on reports covers the headmaster's, deputy headmaster's and registers writings on the state of the school, including topics such as building and estate development, admissions, the curriculum, examination results, and Old Oakhamians.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
As far as is recorded, these items are fully appraised into the collection.
It is expected that this series will receive multiple accruals in the future, particularly for the present and/or future incumbents.
System of arrangement
This sub-fonds is divided into 15 series. Each series is dedicated to an individual headmaster (HEA/1 - 14). Material has been manually sorted into files due to the sporadic and intermittent nature of the collection of this material. Each series has been divided into sub-series/files reflecting the nature of the material contained. Where possible in these sub-series, the original order of the items has been maintained. Any digital files are stored in folders that replicate the series arrangement.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
There are several GDPR concerns within this series. Concerns are highlighted on each individual items/ files entry.
Conditions governing reproduction
Specific conditions for individual items/ files will be noted on their specific entries.
Any request to reproduce material externally must be approved in advance by the School Archivist due to copyright and GDPR concerns. Please email ArchivesUser@oakham.rutland.sch.uk.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Specific characteristics for individual items/ files will be noted on their specific entries.
The four boxes are located in Cupboard 3, on shelf 3.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Name access points
- John Buchanan (Subject)
- Richard Bull (Subject)
- Graham Smallbone (Subject)
- Tony Little (Subject)
- Dr Joe Spence (Subject)
- Nigel Lashbrook (Subject)
- Henry Price (Subject)
- William Spicer Wood (Subject)
- Walter Lee Sargant (Subject)
- Rev Robert Tabraham (Subject)
- Dr John Doncaster (Subject)
- Rev Henry Walter Fitch (Subject)
- Rev Edward Vere Hodge (Subject)
- Francis Cecil Doherty (Subject)
- Grosvenor Talbot Griffith (Subject)
- Michael Stevens (Subject)
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