Volumes Containing Joseph Bosworth's Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
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.
Language of Materials
English and Old English
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.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40377-87.
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.
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- Volumes Containing Joseph Bosworth's Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
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