Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912

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Walter William Skeat was born in London and educated at Cambridge, becoming an ordained minister in 1860. He took a position as mathematics lecturer at Cambridge, but continued to develop his interest in language and literature, translating, editing, and writing scholarly works. This led to his role as the first professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge, where he instituted a comprehensive course of study in English language and literature. He created a historic edition of Chaucer's works, made lesser-known works available through translations, and was an influential figure in the scholarly study of English. As a philologist, his key work was An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, still a valuable resource for scholars.

From the description of W.W. Skeat autographed page of notes, circa 1900? (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 71790527

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referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby from various correspondents [manuscript], 1847-1886. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910,. Autograph letters and cards signed and initialled from Frederick James Furnivall to various recipients [manuscript], 1850-1890. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Pegge, Samuel, 1733-1800. [Collectanea glossographica] [manuscript] / [by Samuel Pegge the younger]. King's College London
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Autograph letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby signed from various correspondents [manuscript], 1864-1880. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Pegge, Samuel, 1733-1800. [Notes for a supplement to "A glossary of provincial and local words used in England" by Francis Grose, etc.] [manuscript] / [by Samuel Pegge the younger]. King's College London
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Autograph letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby signed from various correspondents [manuscript], 1859-1884. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, 1838-1915. Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers, 1829-1915 (inclusive), 1856-1915 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Macmath, William, 1844-1922,. Robyn Hode & the munke ; Robin Hood and the potter ; Scottish songs : manuscript, 1875, 1892. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Autograph letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby signed from various correspondents [manuscript], 1865-1876. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Autograph letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby signed from various correspondents [manuscript], 1858-1883. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Alden, Timothy, 1736-1828. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1753-1952. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912. Letter: 1878 Feb. 19, 2 Salisbury Villas, Cambridge, to David Laing / Walter W. Skeat. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912. Essays by Walter W. Skeat [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIg, 1887-1891 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912. W.W. Skeat autographed page of notes, circa 1900? Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912. Letter to [?]. Cambridge. 1901 Mar. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912. Letter: 1869 Jan. 23, 1 Cintra Terrace, Cambridge, to David Laing / W.W. Skeat. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912,. Autograph letters signed from W.W. Skeat, Cambridge, to F.G. Fleay [manuscript], 1875 March. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers, 1829-1915 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912. Letters to Horace Howard Furness and William Henry Furness III, 1900-1902. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Christie-Miller, M., fl. 1861-1874. Letter: 1874 Sept.14, Britwell, to David Laing / M. Christie-Miller. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Francis James Child papers, 1842-1925. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912,. Autograph letters signed from W.W. Skeat, Cambridge, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1875 December. Folger Shakespeare Library
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associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Barbour, John, d. 1395. person
correspondedWith Child, Francis James, 1825-1896 person
associatedWith Christie-Miller, M., fl. 1861-1874. person
associatedWith Early English Text Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Fleay, Frederick Gard, 1831-1909 person
associatedWith Fletcher, John, 1579-1625. person
associatedWith Foreman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917, person
associatedWith Furness, William Henry, 1866-1920. person
associatedWith Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910. person
associatedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
correspondedWith Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886, person
associatedWith Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, 1838-1915. person
associatedWith Pegge, Samuel, 1733-1800. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
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Birth 1835-11-21

Death 1912-10-06

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