LevelFile
Ref NoVALEN/1/4
TitleMajor Hopkins, P.O.W. Dream Research Notebooks
Date1940-2004
Extent3-Record boxes, 1-folder
Physical DescriptionThe pages of the books are extremely fragile when removed from the poly sleeves. Handle with care.
DescriptionFile consists of various printed and handwritten material formerly part of the Professor C.W.Valentine collection at Lancaster University.

6-notebooks concerning Major Hopkins' dream research consisting of:

1- Black leather handwritten notebook [Vol.I] with Major K.D.Hopkins, No.411, Room 11 written in pencil on the inside front cover.Inserted inside the front cover is a letter from J.B. Garrick S. Martin's College, Lancaster to Dr. A.D.Lovie- Archivist, B.P.S. University of Liverpool dated 1 March 1989 concerning the discovery of two more notebooks and a letter from R.G.Boulton, Major. R.A. to Prof. C.W.Valentine dated 19th, April 1945 enclosing the notebooks. Inside the back cover is a letter from Valentine to Major. Hopkins dated 8/11/1940 glued on to the page [now separated and placed in to the folder below].

The notebook is entitled 'Case Index' and contains indexes and summaries of contributions and dreams spread over a monthly period, the year is not recorded

1-Black leather handwritten notebook [Vol.II]with Major K.D.Hopkins 411, Vol.II. Nos 181-334 handwritten to the cover page, the contents appear to be handwritten accounts of dreams numbered 31/181/12, 13 July to 31/334/ 11, 12 Aug.The pages are numbered in pencil 193 to 336

1- Black leather handwritten notebook [Vol.III] with Major K.D.Hopkins 411, Vol.III. Nos 335-466 handwritten to the cover page, the contents appear to be a continuation of handwritten accounts of dreams from 22/335/12, 13 Aug. to 6/466 7,8 Oct. Numbered 337 to 480

1-Pink exercise notebook [Vol.IV] with Major K.D.Hopkins 411, Vol.IV. Nos 467-517 handwritten to the cover page, the contents appear to be a continuation of handwritten accounts of dreams from 3/467/ 7, 8 Oct. to 12/517/ 11, 12 Dec. numbered 481 to 560

1-Pink exercise book [Vol.V] with Major K.D.Hopkins 411, Vol.V Nos 518- 532, M1 - M39 handwritten to the cover page, the contents appear to be a continuation of handwritten accounts of dreams from 11/518/ 10, 11 Dec. to 75/532/ 30 April, 1 May, then a new category entitled 'Miscellaneous Dreams' begins a new series of numbers staring from M1/ 31 26 May to 2 June 1940 to 89/M39/ 18,19 June 42, numbered 561 to 640

1- Grey Notebook with Major K.D.Hopkins, No.411, Rm 4. Hut 13 handwritten to the cover page,
a loose letter from Major Hopkins soliciting contributions, handwritten in pencil and circled 21 is inserted inside the first page
Contents appear to be lecture and profile notes, some pages dated 21/28-04-1942
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The printed documents contained in one archive folder are related to Dave Stevens research on the diaries, (See Dave Stevens papers Stev/001 for more information):

1 - Typed letter from Dave Stevens to Graham Richards, B.P.S. concerning various issues with the notebooks, dated 26.6.03

1-Photocopy of a High Court of Justice, Birmingham probate form DD3 referring to intestate Lily Hopkins and her husband Leslie James Hopkins dated 07-11-1972, with from D.Stevens 19-06-03 written in the top right hand corner

1-Photocopy of a High Court of Justice, Birmingham probate form referring to intestate Leslie James Hopkins and Mrs Ethel Doris Evans dated 26-04-1979

1-Photocopy of a High Court of Justice, Birmingham probate form and Last Will and Testament referring to Ethel Doris Evans dated 18-11-1988

1- Photocopy of a Certified Copy of an Entry of Death, Number SA 06144, Application Number: Y 532365 dated 23rd May 2003, referring to the death of Major Kenneth Davis Hopkins on the 16/09/1942

1- Photocopy of a Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth dated 22nd May 2003, Number: BXBZ 908396, Application Number: Y 532365 referring to Kenneth Davis Hopkins, 24th May 1900

2- c.24 page photocopied copies of paper delivered by David Stevens ,Thames Valley University at the BPS History of Psychology Research Seminar entitled 'Dreaming of Blighty: The POW Dream Research of Major Hopkins', 17/03/2004

1- white envelope containing photocopied press cuttings of various individuals in America called 'Hopkins' [mainly Prynce Hopkins] 1912-1970

1- copy of an Internet article by Walter A. Tompkins entitled 'Beautiful Santa Barbara Real Estate', 2003
FormatText and Figures
NotesWellcome Ref: PSY/VAL/4

PSY/VAL/4/1 Volume 1 (Index) 1941?

PSY/VAL/4/2 Volume II (181-334) 1940

PSY/VAL/4/3 Volume III (335-466) 1940

PSY/VAL/4/4 Volume IV (467-517) 1940

PSY/VAL/4/5 Volume V (518-532, M1-M39) 1940-1942

PSY/VAL/4/6 Documentary Material 1940-2004

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AccessConditionsAuthorised Users. View by Appointment. Handle with care
AccessStatusOpen
Location16: Wellcome Library
TermWar
AdminHistoryMajor Kenneth D. Hopkins was born on 5th June 1900, in Handsworth, West Bromwich, Stafford. He trained as a teacher at Birmingham University 1917-1920 , where Professor Valentine was his tutor in psychology. In 1920 Hopkins was appointed Teacher of Chemistry and gymnastics at the County High School, Worcestershire. In 1934 Hopkins married Lily Oliver and they lived in Edgbaston. Between 1935 and 1938 he undertook a part time MA in Education, his supervisor was Professor Valentine. In 1922 Hopkins joined the Territorial Army 8th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment and rose from Lieutenant to Major before World War II and his call-up in August 1939. Major Hopkins went to France and was captured in May 1940 after Dunkirk and imprisoned first in Oflag VIIc at Laufen, then moved to Oflag IX A/H Spangenberg, then in hospitals at Obermassfeld and finally Hildburghausen where he died and was buried in September 1942.
Father died in 1929
Mother died shortly after Hopkins death
Brother Vernon (1901-1992)
Wife Lily Oliver (1910-1972)
Half-Brother Sherriff Bassett Hopkins (1883-1960)
His niece (daughter of Sherriff Bassett Hopkins) is Miss Francis Elizabeth Hopkins (b.1923)
RulesDescription compiled in line with the following standard
ISAD (G) General International Standard Archival Description
ArchNoteCompiled by Mike Maskill BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.
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