Dear Madam or Sir,

May I please have a digital photograph (or an electronic file containing a scanned image) of the 1191 charter for the city of Oxford, with the seal? Please may I request that the image has a resolution high enough for the text to be legible. In addition, may I please have an English-language translation of the original Latin-language text?

The original document and its English-language translation are held in the Museum of Oxford, operated by your Council. However, it is impossible for a member of the public visiting to obtain the image I am requesting, as photography is not allowed in that Museum.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Dr Kaihsu Tai

HUGHES Martin, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr. Tai,
Thank you for your enquiry. Although it is not really a
Freedom of Information matter, I have checked with Museum staff and they
are happy to provide you with a transcript of the Charter. They can also
provide an electronic image, but there will be a charge for this. Can
you tell me if you want this for media/commercial reasons or
scholarly/personal?

Yours sincerely,

Martin Hughes

Project manager & Acting Freedom of Information Officer
Oxford City Council
St. Aldate's Chambers
St. Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DS

Tel: 01865-252669

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Dear Martin,

I can affirm that the use is for non-commercial scholarly purposes. Please indicate the magnitude of the charge for the image, so I can make a decision of whether it is affordable.

Sincerely,

Dr Kaihsu Tai

HUGHES Martin, Oxford City Council

Dear Dr. Tai,
The charge for non-commercial use is £20

P.S. I have passed on your other request to a colleague & will respond as soon as I have an answer.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Hughes
Project manager & Acting FOI Officer
Oxford City Council
St. Aldate's Chambers
St. Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DS

Tel: 01865-252669

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Dear Martin,

Thank you for your help and prompt responses. I look forward to receiving the transcript.

Sincerely,

Kaihsu Tai

HUGHES Martin, Oxford City Council

Dear Dr. Tai,
Sorry - does this mean you don't want the electronic
image?

Cheers,

Martin

Martin Hughes
Project manager
Oxford City Council
St. Aldate's Chambers
St. Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DS

Tel: 01865-252669

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Dear Martin,

For now the transcript will suffice. Again, many thanks.

Sincerely,

Kaihsu Tai

HUGHES Martin, Oxford City Council

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Dear Dr. Tai,
I am happy to attach the transcript for you.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Hughes

Project Manager & Acting Freedom of Information Officer
Oxford City Council
St. Aldate's Chambers
St. Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DS

Tel: 01865-252669

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Dear Martin,

Thank you very much for your help and research.

Sincerely,

Dr Kaihsu Tai

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