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Collection Level Description: Hallam's Dialect Collections

Reference: MSS. Eng. lang. c. 1-4, d. 1-64, e. 1-5, g. 1-53, g. 55-70
Title: Hallam's Dialect Collections
Dates of Creation: 1850-95
Extent: 142 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Hallam (d 1895) of Manchester was a member of the English Dialect Society.

Scope and Content

Collections relating to the dialects of England, to a large extent written (partly in shorthand) by Thomas Hallam, including 79 dialectical notebooks, which are the basis of much of Hallam's work and are notes of dialects taken on the spot.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collections were presented to the Library by the executors of Hallam in 1895.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Further Information

Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32059-207.

Access Points

English language | Dialects

Hallam | Thomas | d 1895 | Philologist

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