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Collection Level Description: Photographs and Drawings of Christ Church, Oxford

Reference: MSS. Dep. a. 17/1-6, a. 18
Title: Photographs and Drawings of Christ Church, Oxford
Dates of Creation: 1870-1947
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Christ Church

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Christ Church, Oxford, was founded in 1525 by Cardinal Wolsey as Cardinal College; it was refounded as Christ Church by Henry VIII in 1546.

William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938) and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) were architects; Caröe undertook important restoration work at Christ Church, Oxford. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details on both men.

George Alexander Nuttall-Smith (b. 1908) was elected an Associate of RIBA in 1935, he last appears in the published list of members in 1950.

Scope and Content

The collection includes:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in the Library by the treasurer of Christ Church in 1952.

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Access Points

Architectural drawing | England | Oxford

Caroe | William Douglas | 1857-1938 | Architect to the Ecclesiastical Commission

Scott | Sir | Giles Gilbert | 1880-1960 | Knight and architect

Smith | George Alexander | Nuttall- | b 1908 | Architect

University of Oxford | Christ Church

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