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Sketches by W.H. Counsell and others for the Cambridge Magazine

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8392

Scope and Contents

The Cambridge Magazine was founded by C.K. Ogden in 1912, and edited by him until its closure ten years later. Its content included cartoons and other illustrations of persons, events and trends in Cambridge life. Most of the items listed below were the work of William Henry Counsell (1869-1943) (‘Min’), formerly of Cavendish House and Downing College, headmaster of Morecambe Grammar School 1919-29 and vicar of Ivegill, Cumberland from 1930. There are also two letters from Counsell to Ogden, and five drawings by other artists.


  • Creation: 1913-16

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material, which had presumably strayed from C.K. Ogden’s own archives, was purchased by Cambridge University Library in 1981 from Mrs Avril Pedley.

Related Materials

The Library holds further correspondence and papers of Ogden, catalogued as MSS Add.8309-8314. Other Ogden papers are at University College London and McMaster University, Canada.

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Repository Details

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