Murray, James A. H. (James Augustus Henry), 1837-1915

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Birth 1837-02-07
Death 1915-07-26
Britons
English

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James Augustus Henry Murray was a Scottish lexicographer, best known for his pioneering work on A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles. Already a well-known philologist, he began work on an inventory of words used in English from the 12th century onward, a monumental undertaking, made possible by his knowledge and organizational skills. He worked on this groundbreaking dictionary for more than thirty years, completing about half of the project; today, the work is known as the Oxford English Dictionary.

From the description of J.A.H. Murray letter to Dear sir, 1906 Dec. 8. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57659866

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