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Collection Overview

Title: Bruce Dickins Papers, 1912-1978

ID: RBSC/SPX/002

Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of Publications; Series II includes Newspaper Articles; Series III contains Correspondence; Series IV is Notes (handwritten); and Series V consists of miscellaneous items. Part of his papers are located in Special Collections Oversize.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bruce Dickins Papers consist of printed (paper-based) published articles, handwritten research/personal notes (often in shorthand), booklets/reports from committees he was active in, newspaper articles, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials.  The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of Publications; Series II includes Newspaper Articles; Series III contains Correspondence; Series IV is Notes (handwritten); and Series V consists of miscellaneous items.  The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication.  Part of his papers are located in Special Collections Oversize.

Collection Historical Note

Bruce Dickins (1889-1978) was born on Oct 26, 1889 in Nottingham.  He grew up mostly in the company of his grandparents in South Lincolnshire.  He later went to Nottingham High School and to Magdalene College in Cambridge, where he studied history and old Anglo-Saxon languages.  After graduation he taught English at Leeds University.  From 1917-1919 he was stationed in France to aid the British army.  When he returned he transferred to the University of Edinburgh.  Some time later he married Mollie Grierson and they had two children together; one son and one daughter (tragically the son would later die of pneumonia in Uganda).  Dickins has served on many committees, written various published articles, and was an avid sports fan.  Through his studies he became knowledgable about Old Norse, early Scottish texts, runes, English local history, bibliography, and place-names.  Dickins has contributed greatly to many academic fields; including, but not limited to, English, History, Humanities, Museum Studies, and Bibliography.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: no restrictions

Use Restrictions: Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Acquisition Source: Purchased by William Baker


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Publications],
[Series II: Newspaper Articles],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Notes (handwritten)],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series I: Publications
Box 1
Folder 1: Magdalene College Magazine [magazine|No. 10] page 65 to page 88, 6/1912
Folder 2: The Beheaded Manumission In The Exeter Book [article|XVIII] page 363 to page 367, 1913
Folder 3: Modern Language Review XXI [article reviewed by Dickins], 1926
Folder 4: Dr James's Powder [Life and Letters magazine|vol. 2] page 36 to page 47, 1/1929
Folder 5: Litteris: An International Critical Review Of The Humanities [article|vol. VI no. 1] page 45 to page 48, 4/1929
Folder 6: A System of Transliteration For Old Runic Inscriptions [article] page 1 to page 7, 1932
Folder 7: A System of Transliteration For Old Runic Inscriptions|The epa Coins [Leeds Studies In English & Kindred Languages|No. 1] page 15 to page 21, 1932
Folder 8: The Date of the Ireland Manuscript [Leeds Studies In English & Kindred Languages|No. 2] page 62 to page 66, 1933
Folder 9: The Yorkshire Society For Celtic Studies [lists Dickins as part of the executive committee] page 1 to page 20, 1933-1934
Folder 10: The Ireland Blackburne Manuscript [Leeds Studies In English & Kindred Languages|No. 3] page 31 to page 36, 1934
Folder 11: Latin Additions to Place and Parish Names of England and Wales [Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society|Vol. 3 Part 5] page 334 to page 341, 7/1935
Folder 12: J.M. Kemble and Old English Scholarship [article] page 1 to page 36, 1938
Folder 13: Two Middle English Loanwords in Welsh|Early Names of the Western Isles from Non-Celtic Sources [Yorkshire Celtic Studies II] page 46 to page 48, 1938-1939
Folder 14: The Late Addition to ASC 1006 C. [Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society|Vol. 5 Part III] page 148 to page 149, 2/1940
Folder 15: St. Olave and the British Isles [The Norseman: A Literary & Political Review|Vol. II No. 5] page 370 to page 374, sep/oct 1944
Folder 16: Yorkshire Dialect Prose 2nd series [edited by Dickins & Halliday] page 1 to page 28, 1945
Folder 17: The Farmer On His Job [The Bookmen's Broadsheet|article|2 copies] no page numbers, 4/1945
Folder 18: The Farmer On His Job [The Bookmen's Broadsheet|article|2 copies] no page numbers, 4/1945
Folder 19: Christmas Cry [transcript and letter sent to Dickins re: Christmas Cry newsletter] no page numbers, 10/17/1945
Folder 20: The Conflict of Wit and Will [Leeds School of English Texts & Monographs|article|No. IV] page 1 to page 26, 1946
Folder 21: Lt.-Col. Francis Tidy of the 14th Regiment [article] page 164 to page 177, 5/1946
Folder 22: William L'Isle The Saxonists and Three XVIIth Century Remainder Issues [article] page 53 to page 55, 1947-1948
Folder 23: The Irish Broadside of 1571 and Queen Elizabeth's Types [Cambridge Bibliographical Society Issue 1|article] page 48 to page 60, 1949
Folder 24: The Cambridge Review [article to the editor from Dickins] page 546, 5/14/1949
Folder 25: Stationers Made Free Of the City In 1551/2 and 1552 [Cambridge Bibliographical Society issue 2|article] page 194 to page 195, 1950
Folder 26: John Heaz, Elizabethan Letter-Founder To the Printers [Cambridge Bibliographical Society Issue 3|article] page 287, 1951
Folder 27: Preface and supplementary papers [Leeds Studies In English & Kindred Languages|No. 7 & 8|article] page 1 to page 2, 1952
Folder 28: The Inscriptions Upon the Coffin [article] page 305 to page 307, 1956
Folder 29: Samuel Page Widnall and His Press At Grantchester (1871-1892) [article] page 366 to page 372, 1958
Folder 30: Transactions and Papers 1958 [Institute of British Geographers Publication No. 25|includes William Dickins obituary] page 1 to page 9, 1958
Folder 31: The Dean of Tattersau's [Cambridge Review|article] page 427 to page 429, 3/8/1958
Folder 32: Sport [Cambridge Review|article] page 497 to page 499, 3/9/1959
Folder 33: Addenda To S.P. Widnall [article] page 95, 1960
Folder 34: Further Addenda To S.P. Widnall [article] page 176 to page 178, 1960
Box 2
Folder 1: The Guevaras of Stenigot: Spanish Squires In Tudor Lincolnshire [article] page 215 to page 221, 1960
Folder 2: Robert Ross At Kings [Cambridge Review|article] page 268 to page 269, 1/23/1960
Folder 3: City and University [Cambridge Review|article] page 631 to page 632, 6/11/1960
Folder 4: Henry Gostling's Library: A Young Don's Books in 1674 [article] page 216 to page 224, 1961
Folder 5: The Progress of English Place-Name Studies since 1901 [article] page 281 to page 285, 1961
Folder 6: The Story of Washington Square [hardbound book with article notes pasted in] page 1 to page 15, 10/13/1961
Folder 7: Two Kembles: John and Henry [article] page 1 to page 34, 10/13/1961
Folder 8: The Italic Hand in Tudor Cambridge [Cambridege Bibliographical Society No. 5|article written by Dickins & Fairbank] page 1 to page 44, 1962
Folder 9: The Little Known Renderings of the Old Norse Waking of Angantyr [article] page 80 to page 88, 1962
Folder 10: The Teaching of Italian in Cambridge (1724-1962) [article] page 15 to page 26, 1962
Folder 11: The U.L.C. Copy of Posthumous Fragments of Margaret Nicholson [article] page 423 to page 427, 1963
Folder 12: The Favells of Petty Cury: A Cambridge Family in the Napoleonic Wars [article] page 103 to page 115, 1963-1964
Folder 13: The Pembroke Hall Duel of 1791 [Cambridge Review|article] page 255, 2/9/1963
Folder 14: Family Review and Contemporary Evidence [Cambridge Review|article] page 125, 11/16/1963
Folder 15: A Nice Arrangement of Epitaphs [article] no page numbers, 12/1964
Folder 16: Henry: First Duke of Lancaster c.1310-1361 [article] page 1 to page 11, 12/3/1965
Folder 17: The British Academy [nomination booklet] page 1 to page 26, 1965-1966
Folder 18: The Day Henry First Duke of Lancaster Died [article] page 22 to page 25, 1966
Folder 19: An Orkney Scholar: Hugh Marwick (1881-1965) [article] page 1 to page 17, 1966
Folder 20: An Orkney Scholar: Hugh Marwick (1881-1965) [article] page 1 to page 17, 1966
Folder 21: Merchantmen of War in Nelson's Day [The Mariner's Mirror|article] page 33 to page 38, 1967
Folder 22: Bibliographic Note: Printed Playbills in the Peninsular War [article] page 314 to page 318, 1967
Folder 23: Manners Scholarships [article] no page numbers, 5/22/1967
Folder 24: Medieval Literature and Civilization [article|possible reference for Dickins] page 228 to page 232, 1969
Folder 25: The Making of the Parker Library [article] page 19 to page 34, 4/25/1969
Folder 26: The British Academy [journal for the council that Dickins was a member of] page 1 to page 34, 1969-1970
Folder 27: Cambridge in 1842: Drawn by R.W. Buss [Cambridge Bibliographical Society|article] page  231 to page 236, 1971
Folder 28: Magdalene College Magazine [magazine|No. 17] page 1 to page 24, 1972-1973
Folder 29: Fagaduna in Orderic (A.D. 1075) [Otium Et Negotium|article] page 44 to page 45, 1973
Folder 30: The English Place-Name Society Journal [52nd Annual Report] page 1 to page 79, 1974-1975
Folder 31: The English Place-Name Society Journal [53rd Annual Report] page 1 to page 42, 1975-1976
Folder 32: Bruce Dickins 1889-1978 [biography by R.I. Page] page 341 to page 358, 1978
Folder 33: Mittelenglische Sprach- and Literaturproben [Modern English Review|review done by Dickins] page 9 and page 11, no date
Folder 34: An Orkney Scholar: Hugh Marwick (1881-1965) [possible article reference materials] various pages, no date
Folder 35: An Orkney Scholar: Hugh Marwick (1881-1965) [manuscript notes] various pages, no date
Folder 36: The Genealogical Preface to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle [article] page 1 to page 8, no date
Folder 37: Green and Black: Joseph Dornford (1794-1868) [article] page 480 to 489, no date
Folder 38: Thumbnail Sketch of an Edinburgh Scholar [article] page 450 to page 451, no date
Folder 39: Leckhampton House (1881-1961) [article] page 15 to page 18, no date
Series II: Newspaper Articles
Box 1
Folder 1: The Orkney Norm|A Discovery in Orkney Runes [An Orkney Scholar newspaper articles], 7/4/1921
Folder 2: Middle Scots Texts [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article] multiple copies, 7/10/1924
Folder 3: The Owl and the Nightingale [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article] 2 copies, 1927
Folder 4: Living In An Ivory Tower [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article], 9/4/1948
Folder 5: Collection of articles from the Times Literary Supplement|4 articles, 1951-1955
Folder 6: Contributions to the Interpretation of Middle Scot Texts [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article] 9 copies, Feb 21
Folder 7: Collection of articles from the Times Literary Supplement|3 articles, no date
Folder 8: The Flying of Dunbar and Kennedy [Times Literary Supplement Reviews newspaper article] 4 copies, no date
Folder 9: Collection of articles from the Times Literary Supplement|8 articles, no date
Box 2: Special Collections Oversize
Folder 1: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Middle English text|6 articles], 1921-1929
Folder 2: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Anglo-Saxon Era|5 articles], 1924-1929
Folder 3: Correspondence from DA|Important Discovery [articles], 10/23/1929
Folder 4: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Anglo-Saxon Era|32 articles], 1930-1939
Folder 5: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Anglo-Saxon Era|roughly 23 articles], 1930-1939
Folder 6: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles|roughly 11 articles], 1941-1949
Folder 7: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Medieval literature|roughly 14 articles], 1941-1948
Folder 8: [Literary Supplement Newspaper Articles relating to Middle English and Anglo-Saxon Era|roughly 8 articles], 1950-1959
Folder 9: An Orkney Scholar & Orkney's Most Distinguished Citizen [article and envelope], 5/27/1965
Folder 10: The Testiment of Cressid [Literary Supplement Newspaper Article] 5 copies, Dec 11
Series III: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 1: [Postcard from |NK| to Dickins re: |lemion tickets|], 11/29/1912
Folder 2: [Letter 104 and envelope|AC Benson to Dickins], 1914
Folder 3: [Letter 105 and envelope|Mario Pallis to Dickins], 7/1917
Folder 4: [Letter 78 and envelope|Nora Chadwide to Dickins], 4/11/1917
Folder 5: [Postcard, letter, and envelope from Jon William to Dickins], 9/19/1918, 12/30/1918
Folder 6: [Postcard from B.W. to Dickins], 8/22/1925
Folder 7: [Letter between Dickins and Ritihiel], 11/4/1931
Folder 8: [Postcard Professor May Forster to Dickins re: seminar], 1936
Folder 9: [Christmas card and envelope from Ms. Ardal], 1939
Folder 10: [Letter 143 and picture from Percy Kemp to Dickins], 1/6/1939
Folder 11: [Letter and 2 envelopes from the University of Leeds to Dickins], 11/22/1939
Folder 12: [Testimonial to Irene Mary Bower], 4/21/1941
Folder 13: [2 letters, an envelope, and a note between Professor Sahib and M.J. Whelton], 2/17/1942, 3/18/1942
Folder 14: [Postcard from Kenneth Gamera to Dickins], 1943
Folder 15: [Notice from the Philogical Society to Dickins re: cancelled meeting], 1/9/1947
Folder 16: [Letter from Bowes & Bowes Publishing Limited re: estimate for printing], 4/1/1950
Folder 17: [2 pictures, a letter, and an envelope between Dickins and a colleague|D.M.], 9/25/1951
Folder 18: [Pieces of a letter and an envelope from University of London to Dickins], 1952
Folder 19: [Letter from F.E. Harwer to Dickins], 6/13/1952
Folder 20: [Letter to Dickins from Neil], 7/19/1952
Folder 21: [Letter from Florence Harwer to Dickins], 12/9/1952
Folder 22: [Postcard and envelope from Anna O. to Dickins], 12/18/1955
Folder 23: [Letter and envelope from Cohen to Dickins], 4/10/1959
Folder 24: [Letter and envelope from Linlon|National Library of Scotland Edinburgh| to Dickins and a list of resources related to Orkney], 12/22/1965
Folder 25: [Card and envelope from Committee of Onomastic Sciences to Dickins], 1966
Folder 26: [Letter from R.E.M. Wheeler to Dickins re: nomination], 1/1/1966
Folder 27: [Letter from Lunel to Dickins], 1/17/1972
Folder 28: [Letter from Howard to Dickins], 11/4/1972
Folder 29: [Small note from student to Dickins], no date
Series IV: Notes (handwritten)
Box 1
Folder 1: [Timeline], 1907-1914
Folder 2: [Copy of Times Literary Supplement with personal notations written on back], 1952
Folder 3: [Piece of brown paper with personal note written on it], 1/6/1950
Folder 4: [Notes pertaining to An Orkney Scholar], 1963-1966
Folder 5: [Notes and research material|subject not identified], 1965
Folder 6: [Notes and two photos for the article written on Edward the Confessor], 1/28/1965
Folder 7: [Personal notes|shorthand], no date
Folder 8: [Leather bound book keeping journal with notes], no date
Folder 9: [Hard cover research journal with notes], no date
Folder 10: [The Times Accountant Department paper with notes on the backside], no date
Folder 11: [Lecture notes], no date
Folder 12: [Loose leaf binder with notes|Baragamara Saga], no date
Folder 13: [Loose leaf binder with notes|Division of, no date
Folder 14: [Bibliographic Citations], no date
Folder 15: [Note comparing the U.S. to England], no date
Folder 16: [Notes found in research journal|3 photos], no date
Folder 17: [Research notes|subject not identified], no date
Folder 18: [Research notes|runes], no date
Series V: Miscellaneous
Box 1
Folder 1: [Honor's English 1923-1932], 1923-1932
Folder 2: [Sutton Hoo Bibliography], 1939-1953
Folder 3: [History of the West Yorkshire Regiment|by Capt E.V.Tempest] page 1 to page 64, 1941
Folder 4: [Cambridge Bibliographical Society|Dickins listed as editor of transactions], 1/20/1949
Folder 5: [Early English Text Society Annual Report], 1958
Folder 6: [Cambridge Antiquarian Society Annual General Meeting], 3/9/1959
Folder 7: Sports Grounds of Cambridge [maps|1 original|6 copies], 1960
Folder 8: Founder's Day and Conferment of Honorary Degrees & Letter From Vice Chancellor [Universiry of Manchester], 5/18/1960
Folder 9: [Governing Body Agenda|typed notes], 7/28/1964
Folder 10: [University of Edinburgh Graduation Ceremony booklet], 7/8/1965
Folder 11: [Letter of the Corpus Association No. 48|Dickins was a member] page 1 to page 51, 1969
Folder 12: [Letter of the Corpus Association No. 53|Dickins was a member] page 1 to page 72, 1974
Folder 13: [The Cambridge Review: A Journal of University Life and Thought|Vol. XCIX No. 2239] page 157 to page 188, 6/10/1977
Folder 14: [The British Academy Yearbook], 1977-1978
Folder 15: [Paper with From University Printer logo on it], no date
Folder 16: Incumbents of St. Benet's Cambridge [fellows and masters of Corpus Christi], no date
Folder 17: [The Army Writing Pad|blank], no date
Folder 18: [Drawing|possible map], no date
Folder 19: [Paper with the title Armorial Bearings|notes on Robert Townley & Will Spens], no date
Folder 20: [Test Booklet|University of Glasgow|James Thomas Black Macleary], no date
Folder 21: [List of books and papers], no date
Folder 22: Medium Aevum Reviews [Vol. XXXVI No. 3|article] page 301 to page 304, no date
Folder 23: Printing With Anglo-Saxon Types [article] page 1 to page 14, no date
Folder 24: [Dialogue of unknown authors|speakers], no date
Folder 25: [Select readings from Traliana] page 221, page 342, page 867, and page 809 to page 810, no date
Folder 26: [4 photographs], no date
Folder 27: [Various papers from book keeping journal], no date
Folder 28: [Manuscript sources and chief printed references], no date
Box 2: Special Collections Oversize
Folder 11: [Map of Northern Nordic Europe Region], no date

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