Oxford University: St Antony's College: Middle East Centre Archive

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Middle East Centre Archive
St Antony's College


01865 284 706


01865 274 529




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Open: Monday-Friday 9.45-1, 2-5.15 (by appointment only) - N.B. there is 20 minute closure for tea/coffee at 11 and 4

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The Middle East Centre Archive moved to the Investcorp Building in July 2015. The Archive will keep it's telephone number 01865 284 706, however the telephone has not yet been installed in the new building. Consequently the best way to get in touch is via email

  • During August 2015 the Archive will be open 10-13 August and 17-21 August
  • If the Archivist is ill the reading room will be closed
  • Photo ID required (for example, a passport)
  • Disabled access: step free access is available through the Hilda Besse Building
  • Reprographics: photocopying and digitisation service
  • The Main Guide to the Archive is available on on their website and other catalogues are available online on their MECA Catalogues website
  • Letter of introduction required

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    Collections information

    Persons (203)

    Diaries (51)

    Families (1)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (28)

    • NRA 41055 Nevill Barbour, writer and broadcaster: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 41056 Humphrey Ernest Bowman, director of education, Palestine: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40605 General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham: corresp and papers as High Commissioner for Palestine
    • NRA 41057 Lt-Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson, colonial administrator: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41058 John Dickson, ccnsul at Damascus and Jerusalem: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41061 Cecil John Edmonds, diplomat: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40612 Colonel Sir William Everett, diplomat: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40642 Sir Robert Allason Furness, Egyptian civil servant: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41483 Lt-Colonel Sir William Rupert Hay, Indian administrator: corresp, diaries and papers
    • NRA 42377 Alexander Henderson, 1st Baron Faringdon, financier: corresp and papers rel to National Bank of Tur
    • NRA 41211 Richard J Holmes, diplomat: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41212 Cecil Gervase Hope Gill, diplomat: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40641 Captain Wilfrid Edgar Jennings-Bramly: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41213 Jerusalem and the East Mission
    • NRA 41216 Brigadier-General Sir H Osborne Mance: papers
    • NRA 41217 Norman Mayers, diplomat: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41214 Brigadier-General Angus John McNeill: corresp and papers
    • NRA 16245 Middle East business records
    • NRA 43251 Oman Archive
    • NRA 20811 Oxford University: St Antony's College Middle East Centre private papers collection
    • NRA 43992 Oxford University: St Anthony's College, Middle East Centre: misc accessions
    • NRA 42967 Stewart Henry Perowne, orientalist and historian: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40827 Harry St John Bridger Philby, explorer and orientalist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41126 Morgan Philips Price, MP and journalist: diaries, corresp and papers rel to the Middle East
    • NRA 41218 Sir Andrew Ryan, diplomat: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41134 Rupert Frederick Scrivener, chief engineer of railways and ports, Palestine: corresp and papers
    • NRA 41079 Major-General Sir Edward Louis Spears, Bt: corresp and papers rel to the Middle East
    • NRA 42966 Owen Meredith Tweedy, journalist and civil servant: diaries, corresp and papers


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were aquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.