Papers of Donald Ross Davidson Vass (1929-2006)

Donald Vass was at University College in 1950-1953. These papers were given by him to the archives in November 1998 as Acc. 82. The Shakespeare Club is a long-standing College Dining Society.

UC:P87/C1/1    28 Oct 1998
Letter from Donald Vass to the Archivist enclosing the other documents in UC:P87, and with reminiscences of the Shakespeare Club and the Contubernium Thevass.

UC:P87/MS1/1    1950/3
Photocopy of a typed set of mock rules (written in Latin, probably by Edward Enfield) for the Contubernium Thevass, an informal club which used to meet in Mr. Vass’ rooms in College.

UC:P87/X1/1-7    29 Nov 1951-16 Jun 1954
Seven dinner menus for the Shakespeare Club (of which Mr. Vass was President in 1952/3), for 29 Nov 1951, 13 Mar, 18 Jun & 4 Dec 1952, 12 Mar & 17 Jun 1954, and 16 Jun 1954. All the menus contain jocular messages from other guests present at the dinners.