Correspondence to Professor John Ramsay Allardyce Nicoll in his capacity as Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Birmingham, and Director of the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon (which became part of the University of Birmingham Library in 1991); correspondence with his first wife Josephine (d. 1962)
University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of John Ramsay Allardyce Nicoll
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Ramsay Allardyce Nicoll, 1894-1976, Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Birmingham, 1945-1961, Director of the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon from its establishment by him in 1951. Nicoll was an internationally renowned authority on the history of English drama and was a prolific writer on this subject and on the theory of drama, publishing some thirty books between 1922 and 1973.
Reference: The University of Birmingham, Research Libraries Bulletin (Number 1. Winter 1994).
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).
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The Collection was deposited by Nicoll's second wife in 1992/1993.
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