Can you help William O’Chee? He is in need of experts in Clare College Cambridge rowing club history and also Brasenose College Oxford rowing club.
- I am seeking any information that may be held by Clare College relating to their adoption in 1862 of a black blazer piped in yellow, and their request for Brasenose College’s approval to use these colours. They may hold a letter from the BNC BC relating to this, or information on a subsequent coaching visit by the BNC BC secretary that year.
- I am interested in any information that Cambridge colleges may have which would indicate the origins of boat burning by head crews. From what I can ascertain, this began some time in the 1870s in Cambridge, since boat burning (as opposed to bonfires) is not attested in Oxford until the 1900s.
- Finally, I am keen on any information likely to be found at CUBC or Trinity College relating to the 1888 Leander Eight that featured Stanley Muttlebury and seven of his OE chums from Oxford. In particular, I am very keen on any discussion about training, technique, or the use of long slides.