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Volumes Containing Joseph Bosworth's Anglo-Saxon Dictionary


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Joseph Bosworth, A dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language (London, etc., 1838), letters F-Y, cut up and pasted into eleven volumes, with notes and additions in Bosworth's hand, and in two other hands, one probably that of T.N. Toller, whose Anglo-Saxon dictionary based on the manuscript collections of the late Joseph Bosworth, was published at Oxford, 1882.


  • [c.1838-1926]


11 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English and Old English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lang. b. 1].
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MSS. Eng. lang. b. 1-11

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12806

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Bosworth (1789-1876) was an Anglo-Saxon scholar and lexicographer. He was Rawlinson Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library by Bosworth's executors, 1876-1878. It was lent to T.N. Toller, and returned to the Library in 1926.

Related Materials

See also Bosworth Manuscripts, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Add. A. 229-237, A. 374-378, C. 293-295).


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Volumes Containing Joseph Bosworth's Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom