Papers of Arthur Smith including notes on 'Sir Launfal' by Thomas Chestre, ts. of book; glossary; miscellaneous research notes on early English poetry.
Albert Hugh Smith Papers
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- ReferenceGB 103 MS ADD 405
- Dates of Creationc1930s
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 folders
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Albert Hugh Smith: born, 1903; educated at Rishworth School, Yorkshire, and the University of Leeds; BA (Leeds), 1924; PhD (Leeds), 1926; Vaughan Fellow, University of Leeds, 1924-1926; Lecturer in English, Saltley College, Birmingham, 1926-1928; English Lecturer, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1928-1930; Lecturer, English Department, University College London, 1930-1934; Reader in English, University College London, 1934-1949; DLitt (London), 1937; Director of Scandinavian Studies, University College London, 1946-1963; OBE, 1947; Quain Professor of English Language and Literature, University College London, 1949-1967; Secretary of the Communications Research Centre, Chairman of the Library Committee, and served on other bodies at University College London; Director of the English Place-Name Society from 1951; Chevalier, Swedish Order of the Royal North Star, 1954; Chevalier, Icelandic Order of the Falcon, 1956; President of the Viking Society, 1956; awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Uppsala, 1962; Hon DLitt (Sheffield), 1963; Chevalier, Danish Order of the Dannebrog, 1963; President, International Conference of Scandinavian Literature, 1963-1966; Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Prize, British Academy, 1965; President, International Committee of Onomastic Sciences, 1966-1967; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; member of various academic societies in Scandinavia and the USA; died, 1967; awarded an honorary doctorate posthumously by the University of Liège.
'The Heimskringla' (1932)
'A description of the hand-press in the Department of English at University College, London' (privately printed, Department of English, University College London, 1933)
'Three Northumbrian Poems' (1933)
'The Parker Chronicle' (1936)
'Place-Names of the East Riding' (English Place-Name Society, 1937)
'The Photography of Manuscripts' (1938)
'Facsimile of the Parker Chronicle' (Early English Text Society, 1940)
'Odham's English Dictionary' (1946)
'The Preparation of County Place-Name Surveys' (1954)
'English Place-Name Elements' (2 volumes, English Place-Name Society, 1955)
'Edited Aspects of Translation' (1958); as joint editor, The Teaching of English (1959)
'Place-Names of the West Riding' (8 volumes, 1961)
'Place-Names of Gloucestershire' (4 volumes, 1964)
Many articles in Viking Society 'Saga Book', 'London Mediaeval Studies', and elsewhere
Joint editor, with F Norman, of 'Namn och Bygd' (Methuen's Old English Library)
Joint editor, with F Norman and G Kane, of 'London Mediaeval Studies'.
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Deposted in 1994 by the UCL English Department.
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