Bruce Dickins: Correspondence on Francis Tidy

Scope and Content

The principal part of the collection is comprised of correspondence of Bruce Dickins regarding Francis Tidy, 1941-1952, with a further letter from Captain (later Major-General) William Turnor of the 14th Regiment to J.P. Clarke Esq., dated 19 and 23 June 1815. The collection also includes Captain E.V. Tempest, History of the West Yorkshire Regiment (1941), and Bruce Dickins, 'Lt-Col. Francis Tidy of the 14th Regiment (1775-1835)', reprinted from Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical Society (literary and historical section), vol. VI, part III (May 1946), pp. 164-177. The second item contains a black and white reproduction of a portrait of Tidy, of which there are four other copies loose with the papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Bruce Dickins (1889-1978) matriculated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1909 (B.A., 1913; M.A., 1919). He served in the Second World War, becoming Captain of the Home Guard H.Q. at the Gibraltar Barracks, Leeds. He was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Skelly Tidy (1775-1835) commanded the 3rd Battalion of the 14th Regiment at the Battle of Waterloo.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Bruce Dickins, 1973.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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