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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
COLLINS, Dr Douglas Cecil (b 1897)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes.


Name of creator(s)

Collins, Douglas Cecil, b 1897

Administrative / Biographical history

Student of King's College London, 1926-1932 (BA, MA and PhD in English); Lecturer, University College Exeter, 1953.

Publications: Battle of Nieuport, 1600. Two news pamphlets and a ballad. edited by Collins (Oxford University Press, London, 1935, Shakespeare Association Facsimiles. no. 9); A Handlist of News Pamphlets, 1590-1610 (Walthamstow South-West Essex Technical College and School of Art, London, 1943).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred by the Department of English.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Transcriptions of source material and notes by Douglas on Elizabethan and Stuart journalism, [1935-1954], mainly comprising typed transcriptions of newspapers, pamphlets and similar sources of news, 1566-1622, with associated notes and references by Collins, and including typescript of 'Elizabethan journalism, 1590-1610' by Collins; manuscript and typescript introduction, table of contents and bibliography of A Handlist of News Pamphlets, 1590-1610 (Walthamstow South-West Essex Technical College and School of Art, London, 1943) by Collins; file of correspondence with archivists (mainly at Essex Country Record Office, the Bodleian Library and Chester City Record Office), concerning sources of Elizabethan and Stuart journalism and pamphlets, 1948-1954, with a manuscript copy of an interim report on the subject, [1949]; notebook containing research on the early modern postal service; manuscript notes on Sixteenth Century French news pamphlets and related material, including research undertaken on Collins' behalf by Robert J North, with covering letters from North to Collins, 1934.

System of arrangement

The material is arranged in 25 files.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services of King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description and handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library OPAC. Compiled by Robert Baxter.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with the National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.

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Date(s) of descriptions

July 2000

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  • Communication industry
  • English history
  • European history
  • French history
  • Historical periods
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Modern history
  • National history
  • Periodical press
  • Postal services
  • Press

Personal names

  • Collins, Douglas Cecil, b 1897
  • North, Robert J, fl 1934

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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