Mary Lobel

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Mary Doreen Lobel

Born
Mary Doreen Rogers

(1900-06-25)25 June 1900
Died1 December 1993(1993-12-01) (aged 93)[1]
ResidenceBristol, Norwich, Oxford, Banbury[1]
NationalityBritish
Alma materSt Hugh's College, Oxford
OccupationHistorian, editor
Known forEnglish local history
Spouse(s)Edgar Lobel

Mary Doreen Lobel OBE FSA (25 June 1900 – 1 December 1993) was an historian who edited several volumes of the Victoria County History and a three-volume British Atlas of Historic Towns.

Life[edit]

Lobel was born Mary Doreen Rogers in Bristol on 25 June 1900.[1] She went to Clifton High School and during a school vacation she helped the coptologist W. E. Crum to prepare his A Coptic Dictionary.[1] Mary Rogers graduated from St Hugh's College, Oxford, in the 1920s and spent a short period teaching in Norwich.[1] In 1927 she married Edgar Lobel (1888–1982), a papryrologist and future editor of Greek lyric poetry whom she had met through Crum.[1] They were married for 55 years, until Edgar Lobel's death in 1982.[1]

Mary Lobel worked on the Victoria County History as a contributor to A History of the County of Oxford from the 1930s and as its Oxfordshire county editor from the 1950s until 1972. Thereafter she concentrated on editing the three-volume British Atlas of Historic Towns.[1] While editing the Victoria County History, Lobel was also a librarian at Somerville College, Oxford.[1]

Lobel was made an OBE in 1990.[1]

Works[edit]

Victoria County History[edit]

  • Contributor: Salzman, Louis F.; Page, W.H.; Salter, Herbert E.; Lobel, Mary D; Crossley, Alan (1939). A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 1. Archibald Constable and Co.
  • Editor, with Herbert E. Salter: A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 3. 1954.
  • Editor: A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 5: Bullingdon Hundred. 1957.
  • Editor: A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 6: Ploughley Hundred. 1959.
  • Editor: A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 7: Thame and Dorchester Hundreds. 1962.
  • Editor: A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 8: Lewknor and Pyrton Hundreds. 1964.
  • Editor, with Alan Crossley: A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 9: Bloxham Hundred. 1969.
  • Contributor: Crossley, Alan (ed.); Colvin, Christina; Cooper, Janet; Cooper, N.H.; Harvey, P.D.A.; Hollings, Marjory; Hook, Judith; Jessup, Mary; Lobel, Mary D.; Mason, J.F.A.; Trinder, B.S.; Turner, Hilary (1972). A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 10: Banbury Hundred.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)

Atlas of Historic Towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j McGuinness, Brian (16 December 1993). "Obituary: Mary Lobel". The Independent.