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Publications

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Notes (handwritten)

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Bruce Dickins Papers, 1912-1978 | Northern Illinois University

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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 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

Browse by Series:

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


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