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The Papers of Samuel Weller Singer relating to the Compilation of a Dictionary of Old and Middle English

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The papers of Samuel Weller Singer mainly relating to the compilation of a dictionary of Old and Middle English, which, according to the Dictionary of National Biography, was abandoned because of Joseph Bosworth's rival Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1838). Some of the slip indexes for the dictionary are written on the reverse of torn scraps of Singer's official correspondence of the 1830s as Hon. Secretary of the Travellers' Club.

Dates

  • 19th cent.

Extent

2 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1346].
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MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1346-1347/1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13321

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858) was an author. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1984, in response to the Bodleian Exhibition The Douce Legacy.
Title
The Papers of Samuel Weller Singer relating to the Compilation of a Dictionary of Old and Middle English
Status
Completed
Author
Susan Thomas
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom