Dialect writings by Frederic William Moorman

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Poems: (1) Nests (2 ff.); (2) The exile (2 ff.); (3) Blind (2 ff.); (4) The organ-grinder (2 ff.); (5) The organ-grinder [another version] (2 ff.); (6) [Untitled. Begins: "Within the city's precincts lies a park"] (1 f.); (7) [Untitled. Begins: "The peewit calls thee thither"] (1 f.); (8) The flower of Wensleydale (5 ff.); (9) The hungry forties (3 ff.); (10) The miller by the shore (3 ff.); (11) The bride's home-coming (2 ff.); (12) The artist (2 ff.); (13) Marra to Bonney (2 ff.); (14) Mary Mecca (2 ff.); (15) The local preacher (2 ff.); (16) The courting gate (2 ff.); Fieldfares [proof copy, mounted on card, with MS annotations] (1 f.); (18) The flowers of Knaresborough Forest [proof copy, mounted on paper, with MS annotations] (1 f.); (19) A song of the Yorkshire dales (2 ff.); (20) The bells of Kirkby Overblow (3 ff.); (21) The gardener and the robin (2 ff.); (22) Lile Doad (2 ff.); (23) One year older [proof copy, mounted on paper, with MS annotations] (1 f.); (24) A dalesman's litany (3 ff.); (25) Telling the bees (2 ff.); (26) The two lamp-lighters (3 ff.); (27) Our beck [proof copy, mounted on paper, with MS annotations] (1 f.); (28) Lord George (2 ff.); (29) Jenny Storm (3 ff.); (30) The new Englishman [proof copy, with MS annotations and corrections] (1 f.); (31) To the curlew (2 ff.); (32) Then and now (2 ff.); (33) The land o' green ginger [printed, mounted on paper] (1 f.); Plays: (34) Boggard neet (16 ff.); (35) From clogs to clogs (80 ff.); (36) The ewe lamb (26 ff.); (37) The May king (47 ff.); Tales: (38) Coals of fire (39 ff.); (39) The inner voice (26 ff.); (40) A Laocoon of the rocks (19 ff.); (41) Throp's wife [printer's copy, with annotations] (14 ff.); Other writings: (42) Table of contents and preface to his Songs of the Ridings (published 1918) (17 ff.); (43) Yorkshire studies: preface and table of contents (5 ff.); (44) A Yorkshire poet's idyll [chapter 7 of Yorkshire studies?] (31 ff.); (45) Birds in a Leeds garden [chapter 10 of Yorkshire studies?] (30 ff.); (46) In Bolton Woods [chapter 11 of Yorkshire studies?] (33 ff.); (47) Studies in "broad Yorkshire": 1. The dialects of Yorkshire; 2. The Scandinavian element in the Yorkshire dialects [newspaper cuttings from The Yorkshire weekly post, Saturday 21 July 1917 and Saturday 28 July 1917] (2 ff.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederic William Moorman was Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds, from 1912 to 1918

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Bishop of Ripon (J. R. H. Moorman), 1971

Note

In English