Thomas Case (1844-1925) was born in Liverpool and educated at Rugby and Balliol College (1863-7), where he received a first in Classics Mods and Literae Humaniores. Fellow of Brasenose 1868-70 he was then a lecturer for both Balliol and Corpus Christi between 1872 and 1876. He became a tutor at Magdalen from 1876 and Fellow from 1882 to 1889 when he was appointed Waynflete Professor of Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy, a post he held until 1910. During this time he was made President of Corpus Christi, holding the presidency for twenty years. His publications were in the fields of physics, philosophy and music and was also an enthusiastic cricketer. Architecturally he was greatly interested in the building of a new roof on the Hall in 1903 and the restoration of a window that had been blocked up (see Macray, vii, 51-2).
This collection comprises a sketchbook with architectural designs made by Case, some photographs found in the volume, and some ephemera on the admission of Oxford women to degrees in the 1890s
Recatalogued by Richard Hunt and Robin Darwall-Smith in June 2011.