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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


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

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[Series V: Miscellaneous],
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