Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910

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Birth 1825-02-04
Death 1910-07-02
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English scholar and editor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mrs. Mark's, Temple Gardens, Lincoln, to an unknown correspondent, 1890 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125491

Frederick James Furnivall (1825-1910) was an English scholar and editor who helped to organize the Working Men's College. Various organizations he founded include the Early English Text Society, Chaucer Society, New Shakspere Society, Wiclif Society, Browning Society, and Shelley Society.

From the description of Correspondence of Frederick James Furnivall, 1843-1910 (bulk 1848-1895). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228721092

Frederick James Furnivall, English textual scholar and editor.

From the description of Frederick James Furnivall manuscript material : 3 items, 1861-1875 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 226247569

As these letters show, Furnivall was active in the Philological Society, the Early English Text Society, the New Shakspere Society and the Browning Society.

From the description of Autograph letters and cards signed and initialled from Frederick James Furnivall to various recipients [manuscript], 1850-1890. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 431988381

British scholar and editor.

Furnivall was born at Egham, Surrey. He earned a BA (1846) and MA (1849) from Cambridge University and was awarded a number of honorary degrees from other institutions. Furnivall was especially interested in early and middle English literature and Shakespeare. Furnivall founded and participated in a number of literary societies during his lifetime. He died in London.

From the description of Frederick James Furnivall correspondence, 1876-1908. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 32006763

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