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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Firth Manuscripts

Reference code: 58
Scope and Contents Diaries and related papers of Elizabeth Firth, recording her life in the Yorkshire village of Thornton in the 1810s and 1820s. The diaries which form the bulk of the collection are of the simplest kind: brief day-to-day records of social and church occasions of a young girl in a small village near Bradford and at boarding school near Wakefield. Their principal interest lies in the references to members of the Brontë family with whom Elizabeth was acquainted, and the collection includes a...
Dates: 1812 - 1961

Hamer Manuscripts

Reference code: 62
Scope and Contents Research papers and other material on several topics: English language and literature, theatrical history, nursery rhymes, World War One battles in 1918, and Anglo-Saxon cross fragments of the Sheffield area.The archive is in several distinct sections, and consists of research material in manuscript, with some printed material, often with ms. annotations. The sections include:Hamer Research Collections on English language and literature (MS 62); Manuscript notes on...
Dates: c1930 - 1962

Reaney Manuscripts

Reference code: 75
Scope and Contents The extant material in the collection consists of the post-World War II papers of Dr Percy Hide Reaney. The collection comprises working notes, offprints and articles, some correspondence, an annotated copy of 'A Dictionary of British Surnames', and a proof copy of 'The Origin of English Surnames'. The majority of the papers date from 1946 to 1967, with one letter dated 1943. The documents in the collection relate primarily to the two works on surnames, and additionally to...
Dates: 1943 - 1967

Text World Theory Archive

Reference code: 419
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of writings relating to Text World Theory, as developed by Professor Paul Werth during the 1980s and 1990s, and includes books, journal articles and book chapters, theses and course notes, as well as a publisher’s manuscript of Professor Werth’s seminal book Text Worlds: Representing Conceptual Space in Discourse published posthumously in 1999.

For further details of this collection please see the finding aid in the external documents section below.

Dates: 1974 - 2011

Timmer Collection

Reference code: TIM1
Scope and Contents

A collection of around 250 books and journals covering the topics of Old and Middle English, Old Norse and Germanic languages.

For further details of this collection please see the listing in the External Documents Section below.

Dates: 1865 - 1967