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Publications

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Notes (handwritten)

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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 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

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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