St Edmund Hall Benefactors' Book
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Archive Catalogues

The cataloguing of the Archive is an ongoing process, as the Archivist is currently working through the records and listing them. Most of the records have now been listed, and so it is possible to search those lists by clicking here.

Please note that reference numbers may change over time as the work progresses, so please include a description of the item in which you are interested in any requests for access.

If you are unable to find a record that you believe to be here, please contact the Archivist ( who will be able to check the unlisted material for you.

Accounts of Battels also called Buttery Books

Battel Accounts Catalogue

These books list the names and expenditure of all students resident in Hall, week by week. These books were not only a record of the moneys owed by each member of the Hall, but also the payment of these accounts.

We are happy to check which weeks within any given year an individual is recorded.  Principals and Vice Principals are not named in these books, and nor are staff as they are listed under their role name.