University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Alan Strode Campbell Ross

Scope and Content

Correspondence addressed to Ross and to the newspaper Revielle , in connection with his forthcoming book; research notes, correspondence and microfilm prints of manuscripts from British and European University and public libraries in relation to his research on Bede; correspondence on the subject of the Yorkshire game of Pize-ball; notebook on lexicography; other correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alan Strode Campbell Ross (1907-1980), was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Birmingham

Reference: Deposit information.

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in 1963 and 1964.

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the archives of the University of Birmingham and archives of other former staff, officials and students.

The Letters Additional Collection in the Special Collections Department, GB 150 LAdd, includes a substantial quantity of correspondence of Professor Ross and includes correspondence about Anglo-Saxon charms, etymologies, "wastel bread", patience games, his work on ginger, a book on Pitcairn: LAdd/250-375, 730-872, 1365-1408, 1546-1629, 5754-5793.