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 Fonds — Container: SEPP/MAC
Reference Code: GBR/0276/SEPP/MAC

Scope and Contents

Includes scrapbook, photograph albums and diaries relating to Aldenham School and Selwyn College and the Boat Club as well as a manuscript history of the Boat Club mainly relating to his participation in and history of the Boat Club and also his memories of Selwyn in "Selwyn Halfway"


  • 1917 - 1977

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Patrick "Mac" McEldowney (1903-1978, SE 1921) was born on 6 April 1903. He attended Aldenham Officer Training School in Hertsfordshire and went on to study at Selwyn College, Cambridge and from there to St Thomas's Hospital in London. All his life he was an enthusiastic athlete, his greatest passion being for Rowing. He later became coach to the Putney Rowing Club which is also where he had his Doctors surgery. Selwyn College was able to purchase his collection of papers in 2006 with assistance from members of the Henley Fund.


8 volume(s) : Paper

3 file(s)

1 bundle(s) (bundle)

Other Finding Aids

Initial handlist, July 2006

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from e-Bay from antiquarian dealer, Richard Miller, in Suffolk, June 2006. It is believed that members of the McEldowney family sold the collection at auction in Suffolk sometime in 2006. A buyer interested in family collections and memorabilia purchased the collection and then auctioned it again on eBay in June 2006. Selwyn College was then able to bid successfully for the collection. The collection will be added to the Boat Club Archives which are part of and housed with the College Archives.

Existence and Location of Copies

Electronic copies of Albums 1-3 are now available in SEPH/7/MAC

Related Materials

See SECS/1 for Boat Club Archives and personal history of the Boat Club by Martin Brown at SECS/1/12


Obituary in The Selwyn College Calendar 1978-9, p. 57


Given classmark of MAC as McEldowney is always remembered in this way; Some of his albums have been digitised as part of the Digitisation programme



Finding aid date

2006-07-18 12:35:17+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Selwyn College Archives Repository

The College Archivist
Selwyn College Archives
Selwyn College, Grange Road
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 9DQ United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 762014 

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.