Fired with enthusiasm following the 2002 lecture by Colin Lawlor on the life of Burgon, the author decided to see whether any light could be shed on the Burgon shape hood by material in Oxford University Archives. Unfortunately, no evidence was found which might connect Burgon with matters pertaining to academic dress. The Archives staff were extremely helpful in identifying possible documentary sources. The first line of enquiry was through the minutes of the Hebdomadal Council. [Excerpt].
Dunkley, Clifford (2003) "J. W. Burgon and the Eponymous Hood: A Trawl through Oxford University Archives," Transactions of the Burgon Society: Vol. 3.
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