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

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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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creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letter: 1872 Feb. 12, Sunnyside, Mill Hill, London, N.W., to David Laing / James A.H. Murray. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1802-1898. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. J.A.H. Murray letter to Dear sir, 1906 Dec. 8. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letters and postal cards to Horace Howard Furness and Helen Kate Rogers Furness, 1879-1881, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Foreign Letters, 1796-1979 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915,. Autograph letter signed from James Augustus Henry Murray, Mill Hill and Oxford, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1879-1889. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974. The Phrase-- 'Solid South'-- it's Origin and Early History [manuscript] : a paper / by Professor Hench, 1951. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letter: 1874 Dec. 14, Mill Hill School [London], to David Laing / James A.H. Murray. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Timpson, George E. George E. Timpson letters, 1957. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison, 1865-1906. Houghton 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 Smith, Alexander, fl. 1875-1905,. Autograph letter signed from Alexander Smith to various people [manuscript], 1885-1896. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Pegge, Samuel, 1733-1800. [Collectanea glossographica] [manuscript] / [by Samuel Pegge the younger]. King's College London
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Nott, David D., fl. 1871-1873. Letter: 1873 May 26, Briery Tards by Hawick, to David Laing / David D. Nott. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letter: 1873 Jan. 30, Sunnyside, Mill Hill, Middlesex, N.W., to David Laing / James A.H. Murray. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910. Correspondence of Frederick James Furnivall, 1843-1910 (bulk 1848-1895). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Autograph letters signed (3) : Oxford, England, to unidentified recipients, 1900 Mar. 27, 1901 Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn THOMPSON, Professor Silvanus Phillips (1851-1916), 1828-1951 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
referencedIn Additional papers, 1767-1898. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letter: 1875 Feb. 15, Sunnyside, Mill Hill [London] N.W., to W. F. Skene / James A.H. Murray. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letter: 1873 Apr. 24, Sunnyside, Mill Hill, Middlesex, N.W., to David Laing / James A.H. Murray. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Maclehose, James, publisher. Letters to James Maclehose, 1840-1898. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript 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 Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915. Letter: 1873 May 3, Sunnyside, Mill Hill [London] N.W., to David Laing / James A.H. Murray. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Early English Text Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Furness, Horace Howard, Mrs., 1837-1883. person
associatedWith Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910. person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
associatedWith Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907 person
associatedWith Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Henryson, Robert, 1430?-1506? person
correspondedWith Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886, person
associatedWith Laing, David, 1793-1878. person
correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Maclehose, James, publisher. person
associatedWith Nott, David D., fl. 1871-1873. person
associatedWith Pegge, Samuel, 1733-1800. person
associatedWith Philological Society (Great Britain). corporateBody
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Skene, W. F. (William Forbes), 1809-1892. person
correspondedWith Smith, Alexander, fl. 1875-1905, person
associatedWith Thiselton-Dyer, William T. (William Turner), 1843-1928. person
associatedWith Thomas, the Rhymer, 1220?-1297?. person
associatedWith Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. person
associatedWith Timpson, George E. person
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Birth 1837-02-07

Death 1915-07-26

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