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Jowett Papers - Group II Class B

Group II Class B - General Note

II B consists of 7 notebooks which BJ used to make reports upon essays presented to him by Balliol undergraduates. The format of each book is identical: either Matthew or Martha Knight filled out the book with names of undergraduates and the dates on which essays would be handed in, and then BJ would enter comments and/or marks into the relevant spaces. Because of the number of names mentioned here, they have not been listed or indexed. Instead, the dates when the books were in use are given; the Balliol College Register 1833-1933 will show which undergraduates are likely to appear. The year is often not given. In such circumstances, where it can be calculated, a date is given in in italics in square brackets. If it cannot be calculated, the matriculation dates of the undergraduates named are given instead. images online

B1

Quarto NB , cardboard red marble paper covers, labelled (in Matthew Knight's hand) Essays. fols.1-30 used, some loose leaves inserted. Pages lined. Red and black ink, with some pencil. The pages have been set up by Matthew Knight (see General Note above). images online

Undated essays from undergraduates who matriculated in 1875 1-8

  • [2 leaves 2A-B inserted at fol.2; both have essay questions, one is in BJ's hand, the other in W.H. Forbes']
  • Undated essays from undergraduates who matriculated in 1874, 1875 and 1876 9-10
  • Essays dated October Term 1879 11-12
  • Essays from [Lent term 1880] 13-14v
  • Essays from [Michaelmas Term 1880] 16-17
  • Essays from [Lent Term 1881] 18-19
  • Essays from October Term 1881 20-1
  • Essays from Lent Term [1882] 22-23v
  • Essays from October Term 1882 25-26
  • Undated essays from undergraduates who matriculated in 1879 and 1880 27-8
  • Essays from [Trinity Term 1883] 29-30

B2

Quarto NB , limp black cover with gold lines on edge and spine, no title or label. 91 leaves, fols.50-87 unused, some loose leaves inserted. Pages lined. Black and purple ink, and pencil. The pages have been set up by Martha Knight (see General Note above). images online

  • Essays from [Trinity Term] 1883 1
  • Essays from [Trinity Term?] 1884 1-3
  • Essays from [Trinity Term?] 1885 3-6
  • Essays from [Trinity Term?] 1886 6-8
  • Essays from [Trinity Term] 1887 9-11
  • [Loose leaf 10A inserted at fol.10: letter from E.B. Elliott to [?] Russell. Queen's 28 May [?], ALS [1 leaf], on college scholarships]
  • Essays from [Trinity Term?] 1888 11-12
  • List of names only from 1885 and 1886 12-13
  • List of names, only three of which have had essays marked, from 1887 13-15
  • Essays from Michaelmas Term 1884 and Lent Term 1885 17
  • Essays from Michaelmas Term 1885 17-19
  • Essays from Lent Term 1886 19
  • Essays from Michaelmas Term 1886 19-22
  • Essays from Lent and Easter Terms 1887 22
  • Essays from Michaelmas Term 1887 23-25
  • Essays from Lent Term 1888 25
  • Essays from Michaelmas Term 1888 25-9
  • Essays from undergraduates elected 1886 29
  • Essays from undergraduates elected 1887 29-30
  • Essays from undergraduates elected 1888 30
  • List of names of new members [however, some of these names are listed as not being in Hall, but matriculating in 1884 and 1886, but others cannot be attached to the College registers of the late 1880s] 31-2
  • [3 loose leaves 33A-C inserted in 33:
  • 33A:  Page proof, stamped by the OUP for 5 Feb 1891, of a circular concerning the appeal for the Holywell playing field.
  • 33B-C: 2 leaves with appointments for undergraduates to meet BJ to go over their essays, Lent Term 1891. Both are in unknown hands]
  • Essays from October Term 1890 34-8
  • [fols.35-8 had a thread tied through them, so that they could not be read. Originally f34 was tied with them too, but it became torn free]
  • Essays from [Lent Term 1891] 39-42
  • Essays from [Easter Term 1891] 43-6
  • [Spaces for names have been created on fols.47-9, but they have not been used]
  • List of some undergraduates matriculating in 1886 and 1887 88
  • Marks [all in BJ's hand] for undergraduates matriculating in 1887 [and some others who cannot be found in the register] 89v-90
  • Marks [all in BJ's hand] for undergraduates matriculating in 1886 and 1887 90v
  • Marks [all in BJ's hand] for undergraduates matriculating in 1884, 1885, 1886 and 1887 91
  • [7 loose leaves bcA-bcG inserted in the inside back cover:
  • bcA: List of appointments [for end of term collections(?) in Trinity Term 1891] for undergraduates matriculating in 1888 and 1889 [1 leaf].
  • bcB: Letter from C.(?).R. to A.L. Smith. 21 Winchester Road, Oxford [1891?], ALS [1 leaf]. Reports on some Balliol undergraduates matriculating in 1889 and 1890 whom he had taught.
  • bcC: Letter from Charles J. Roundell to BJ. Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, 13 May 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Can BJ find a tutor in science for his [son or grandson?] Christopher during his holidays?
  • bcD-bcF: Letter from T. Raleigh to BJ. All Souls College, 28 Feb 1891, ALS [3 leaves]. Reports on some Balliol undergraduates whom he had taught.
  • bcG: Letter from T. Raleigh to BJ. All Souls College, 2 Mar 1891, ALS [1 leaf]. Addendum to the above letter.

B3

Quarto NB, soft dark green paper cover with black morocco leather spine in poor condition, labelled [in Matthew Knight's hand] Essays - commencing Oct: 1883. Only fols.1-25 and the inside back cover used. Pages lined. Ink and pencil. The pages have been set up by Matthew Knight (see General Note above). images online

  • List of undergraduates headed For Essays Hilary Term 1887 1
  • Essays from Michaelmas Term 1883 3-4
  • Essays from [Lent Term 1884] 5-6
  • Essays from [Easter Term 1884] 7-8
  • Essays from October Term 1884 9-10
  • Essays from Lent Term 1885 11-12
  • Essays from Easter Term 1885 13
  • Essays from October Term 1885 14
  • Essays from Lent Term 1886 15
  • Essays from Easter Term 1886 16-17
  • Essays from October Term 1886 18-19
  • Essays from Easter Term 1887 [names only after 22] 21-4
  • Marks for essays [all in BJ's hand] for undergraduates matriculating in 1883, 1884 and 1885 24v
  • Indeterminate headings only - inside back cover

B4

Medium NB (205 by 175mm), dark green morocco leather cover with black leather spine and corners (the spine is in very poor condition), labelled (by Martha Knight) Junior Essays. Only fols. 1-34 used. Pages lined. Black and purple ink, with pencil. The pages have been set up by Martha Knight (see General Note above). images online

  • Essays from October Term 1886 3-8
  • Essays from [Hilary Term] 1887 10-14
  • Essays from [Michaelmas Term] 1888 16-21
  • Essays from [Hilary Term] 1889 23-5
  • Essays from [Trinity Term] 1889 26-8
  • [written in Matthew Knight's hand with the NB inverted] 'Regular List 1873' [a few names given, without any clear indication of their purpose] 34

B5

Quarto NB, black morocco leather cover, no title or label (the NB is not in good condition; the pages have almost completely come away from the spine, and some of them have, or are about to, become loose). Only fols.1-36 and inside back cover used, some loose leaves inserted. Pages lined. Purple and black ink, with pencil. The pages have been set up by Martha Knight (see General Note above). Unlike the other books in this series, each undergraduate has the initials of his tutor at Balliol set alongside him. No dates are given. images online

  • [2 loose leaves fcA-fcB enclosed in inside front cover, both in very fragile condition due to mould:
  • fcA: letter from A.L. Smith to BJ. Balliol, Tuesday [c.1890-2], ALS [1 leaf]. Reports on some students.
  • fcB: End of a letter from Evelyn Abbott to an unknown recipient [BJ?]. Balliol, [1892/3], ALS [1 leaf]. Reports on some students.]
  • [f1 has been sewn up]
  • Essays from undergraduates matriculating in 1888, 1889 and 1890 1-2
  • Essays from undergraduates matriculating in 1889 3-6
  • Essays from undergraduates matriculating in 1890 7-15
  • [fols.7-9 have become loose]
  • Essays from undergraduates matriculating in 1891 15-24
  • Essays from undergraduates matriculating in 1892 24-33
  • [Loose leaf 33A [in an unknown hand] inserted at 33: reports on undergraduates matriculating in 1890, 1891 and 1892]
  • Essays from undergraduates matriculating in 1888, 1890, 1891 and 1892 under heading Indian Civil Service (all entries except one blank) 33-6
  • Reports (all in BJ's hand) on undergraduates matriculating in 1892 - inside back cover
  • [loose leaf bcA [in an unknown hnad in blue crayon] inserted in inside back cover: part of the minutes for a college meeting for c.1891-3, concerning the disciplining of Charles Goetz for holding a party in his room and creating a disturbance]

B6

Quarto NB, hard blue and red marbled paper cover, with dark green cloth spine, labelled (by Martha Knight) Essays. Only fols.1-17 used, one loose leaf inserted. Pages lined. Purple and black ink. The pages have been set up by Martha Knight (see General Note above). images online

[a page seems to have been torn out before f1, and fols.1-9 seem originally to have been sewn together]

  • Essays from [Michaelmas Term 1889] 1-7
  • Notes (in BJ's hand) on undergraduates from Michaelmas Term 1889 8-9
  • [fols.10-12 have been sewn together]
  • Essays from [Hilary Term 1890] 10-12
  • Notes (in BJ's hand) on undergraduates from Hilary Term 1890 12v
  • Essays from [Trinity Term 1890] 14-17
  • [Loose leaf 17A inserted at 17: a page proof from the OUP, stamped 31 Oct 1889, of the exam timetable for Science Scholarships and Exhibitions for Balliol, Christ Church and Trinity, Nov 1889]

B7

Medium NB (210 by 160mm) in very poor condition. The covers are now plain brown cardboard (the original covering has gone), and are completely loose, and the pages themselves have suffered from mould. Only fols.1-42 used, some loose leaves inserted. Pages unlined. Purple and black ink and pencil. The pages have been set up by Martha Knight (see General Note above). images online

  • [3 loose leaves 2A-2C inserted at 2:
  • 2A: letter from Thomas Raleigh to BJ. All Souls College, 24 Feb 1893, ALS [1 leaf]. Reports on some Balliol students.
  • 2B: Report, dated 21 Mar 1893, by Evelyn Abbott on some Balliol students.
  • 2C: Letter from A.L. Smith to BJ, Balliol, Friday [1893?], ALS [1 leaf]. Arrangements to meet to discuss his pupils
  • Essays from [Hilary Term 1892] 4-9
  • Essays from Easter Term [1892] 10-17
  • Notes (in BJ's hand) on undergraduates from Trinity Term 1892 18-19
  • Essays from October Term 1892 20-9
  • Essays from Lent Term 1893 30-9
  • Notes (in BJ's hand) on undergraduates from Hilary Term 1893 40-2

 

- Robin Darwall-Smith, 1993


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