Royal Warrant granting a pension to Joseph Wright
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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.
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. 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).
- 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)
- Catalogue of a Royal Warrant granting a pension to Joseph Wright
- Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
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