Hallam's Dialect Collections
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.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lang. c. 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. lang. c. 1-4, d. 1-64, e. 1-5, g. 1-53, g. 55-70
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12995
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Hallam (d 1895) of Manchester was a member of the English Dialect Society.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collections were presented to the Library by the executors of Hallam in 1895.
- Hallam's Dialect Collections
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description