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Personal Papers of Sir Nicholas Bevan

The personal papers of Sir Nicholas Bevan, a pupil at Westminster School between 1955 and 1960. The papers include documents from his time at the school, such as: reports, a press clipping, a telegraph, an order of prayer, correspondence from the Head Master and his entry for the Latin prose prize. The papers also include copies of The Elizabethan acquired as an Old Westminster.

Bevan, Sir Nicholas

Personal Papers of Henry Mordaunt Clavering

A series of letters from Henry Mordaunt Clavering to John Benn, written between April 1846 and May 1850; Clavering was by then blind, so the hand is that of an amanuensis. There are many reminiscences about the school in the late 1770s and early 1780s, and many references to Old Westminsters both then and now. HMC is also interested in the current state of the school – the numbers, the curriculum (changing under Liddell), the physical environs and the Latin Play. Each correspondent had clearly kept up his classics, for there are numerous Latin quotations. Medical matters feature prominently, both ailments and their treatment (hardly surprising, according to HMC, given their age). The letters show a keen and wide-ranging interest in other matters – food prices, the impact of the new rail roads, Ireland and the Irish rebellion, religion, literature (but he abominates fiction), and social and political issues (e.g. the make-up of the government, the Chartist Riots, rebellious movements both at home and in Europe, the Repeal of the Corn Laws).

Clavering, Henry Mordaunt, 1766-1850

Elizabethan Club Papers

Collection relating to the Elizabethan Club. Contains Minute Books of not only the General Committee, but also the Entertainment. Games and Annual General meetings and Old Westminster Football Club. Includes Reports and Rules of the Club. These state the rules of the Club, also give annual reports and accounts as well as a list of members. Also contains a limited number of financial records including ledgers of termly payments and correspondence with banks. Some records of social events also survive detailing arrangements for annual dinners. The collection is incomplete with most records coming from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Elizabethan Club

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