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After having sent us pages from the St. Stephen's prospectus (1925-26) here, here, and here, the Academy's librarian has forwarded three further documents from the box that was uncovered by this summer's intern. Click for full-size images.

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The librarian writes:

These three pages, dated from Lenten Term 1926, are fairly unusual even for the surviving (post-1940) archival holdings in that they are--as typed memos for the notice boards--essentially ephemera. Nevertheless, they provide a window into the timetables as well as a record of prefectorial appointments (the JCR) of that term. The paper ranges from woven cotton rag (rugby schedule) to a cheap scrap-quality paper (the timetable), with no apparent logic behind the choices. There are no pin holes in these pages, which suggests that they would have been displayed inside frames (used commonly before 1981, at which time the Cloisters were glassed in from the elements).

The rugby schedule is likely referring to matches between the House First XV's, unless the Colts (junior teams) are specified. The First XV that plays Pocklington School would have been the School First XV, composed of the strongest (or most influential) members of the House XV's. 

Two old style conventions: The timetable refers to lessons by Latin ordinals (Primus=first lesson, Ultimus=last lesson). Also, the Houses are named by Housemaster. (The present House names were not established until 1962). 

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