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.
Hallam's Dialect Collections
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. lang. c. 1-4, d. 1-64, e. 1-5, g. 1-53, g. 55-70
- Dates of Creation1850-95
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description142 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas Hallam (d 1895) of Manchester was a member of the English Dialect Society.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
The collections were presented to the Library by the executors of Hallam in 1895.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other 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.