Oakeshott, Walter, 1903-1987

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1903-11-11
Death 1987-10-13
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Librarian and Headmaster of Winchester College; Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x000136

British art historian.

From the description of Walter Oakeshott Papers, 1926-1986 (bulk 1949-1986) (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78232512

Biographical/Historical Note

  • 1903: Born Nov. 11 to Walter Field Oakeshott, MD, and Kathleen (Fraser) Oakeshott
  • 1924: Received diploma in Classical Moderations from Balliol College, Oxford
  • 1926: Received diploma in Literae Humaniores (Classics) from Balliol College
  • 1928: Married Nöel Rose
  • 1931 - 38 : Assistant Master at Winchester College
  • 1934: Identified a 15th century manuscript in Winchester College Library as Malory's Morte d'Arthur
  • 1936 - 37 : Released for membership in Pilgrim Trust Unemployment Enquiry
  • 1939 - 46 : High Master of St. Paul's School
  • 1946 - 54 : Headmaster of Winchester College
  • 1949 - 76 : Trustee of the Pilgrim Trust
  • 1953 - 72 : Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford
  • 1956: Rhind Lecturer at Edinburgh University
  • 1960 - 61 : Master, Skinners' Company
  • 1962 - 64 : Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
  • 1964 - 66 : Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
  • 1966 - 68 : President, Bibliographical Society
  • 1971: Fellow, British Academy
  • 1972: Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College
  • 1980: Knighted
  • 1987: Died Oct. 13

From the guide to the Walter Fraser Oakeshott papers, 1926-1986, (Getty Research Institute)

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Subjects:

  • Book collectors
  • Art, Medieval
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Library buildings
  • Manuscripts--Conservation and restoration
  • Early maps--Collectors and collecting
  • Architecture--Conservation and restoration
  • Art historians

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Peking, Chihli, China (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • San Francisco, California (as recorded)
  • China, Asia (as recorded)
  • Spain--Huesca (as recorded)