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Royal Warrant granting a pension to Joseph Wright

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MS. 19762
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Warrant signed by Queen Victoria granting a civil list pension to Joseph Wright for his services to philology and his service as editor of the English Dialect Dictionary, 11 August 1898. With letter, 25 August 1898, from the Exchequer and Audit Department and letter, 31 August 1898, from Sir Frederick Sydney Parry, private secretary to the First Lord of the Treasury.


  • Creation: 1898


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  • English

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MS. 19762

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CMD ID 19762


Royal Warrant granting a pension to Joseph Wright.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Wright (1855-1930), philologist and dialectologist, was Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford and editor of the English Dialect Dictionary. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted to the Bodleian Library by Dr Richard Mullen (1945-2019).

Related Materials

Bodleian Library:

  1. Papers of Joseph Wright: MSS. Eng. lang. c. 12-14, d. 77-128, e. 13-15, f. 3; Eng. lett. c. 329, d. 347; Eng. misc. a. 15, b. 117(R), c. 566-567; Top. Oxon. b. 267
  2. Letters to Joseph Wright with some to his wife: MS. Eng. lett. d. 125
  3. Papers of Elizabeth Mary Wright: MS. Eng. c. 4801


  • The English Dialect Dictionary: being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years edited by Joseph Wright (London: Henry Frowde, 1898-1905)
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