Fonds MC 2201 - Local history, bells and World War One naval engagements writings and scrapbooks of A.A. Oldham of Canterbury, Wisbech and Thorpe End, Norwich

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MC 2201

Title

Local history, bells and World War One naval engagements writings and scrapbooks of A.A. Oldham of Canterbury, Wisbech and Thorpe End, Norwich

Date(s)

  • 1909-1952 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

15 volumes and papers

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Name of creator

(fl 1914-1951)

Biographical history

Born in 1886 in Wisbech, Arthur Artis Oldham appears to have been employed in a clerical capacity ('third writer') by the Royal Navy during the First World War. He seems to have been based at Canterbury in 1914, but in 1917, was serving in the Shetland Isles. After the War, he returned to live in his home town of Wisbech, but travelled widely as a shipping agent. He also wrote and lectured on various local history topics and on campanology. In the 1930s, he was treasurer of his local congregational church. At the age of 73 years, in 1959, he moved to Thorpe End, Norwich.

Archival history

Donated by the author/compiler to the Norfolk Record Office.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 27 January 1964 (MS 35192). Listed June 2009 (TT)

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Scope and content

Previously referenced by the Norfolk Record Office as AC/UN 62, 141, 142 and 536 (part).

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Related units of description

Typescript copies of the Wisbech mss were given by the author to the Wisbech [and Fenland] Museum.

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Description identifier

2677b3e3-02a2-4b06-aa3e-0e8289de0018

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Catalogued

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 03/09/2002 by Drott. Modified 20/03/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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