– notes, frequently asked questions and useful links from the archivist and curator of manuscripts at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Opinions expressed are the author's own.

Belloc of Balliol

Several archives around the country have put up virtual Advent calendars to showcase some interesting items from their collections (British Postal Museum & Archive, University of Stirling Special Collections, University of Liverpool Special Collections). As that is one of the year-round purposes of this blog, there will be no Advent calendar here, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some interesting items posted this month! Here is the first:

Belloc’s first draft of ‘To the Balliol men still in Africa.’ Worth comparison with the final version – you can see that even this draft itself has had quite a few revisions.

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