Letters to William A. Wheeler, 1888 February 8.


Letters to William A. Wheeler, 1888 February 8.

In a letter, 1863 December 17, Whitney discusses at length the definition of "s" and whether it is really a syllable. Makes a suggestion for indicating phonetic value. Comments on Wheeler's plans for his dictionary and hopes for a good price from the Merrimans. Briefly mentions his work on lectures for the Smithsonian. In a letter, 1868 January 31, Whitney replies to questions regarding various words, names and usages, particularly from the Middle East.

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Wheeler, William A. (William Adolphus), 1833-1874

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Philologist and librarian. From the description of Letters to William A. Wheeler, 1861-1871. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 63167590 ...

Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894

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Josiah Dwight Whitney was born on November 23, 1819 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1839 (B.A.) and studied geology in Europe. He participated in the Lake Superior region survey (1847-1849) and several other expeditions through the 1860s. Whitney taught at Harvrd University and published several works on geology. He died in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire on August 19, 1896. From the guide to the William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951, 1814-1912,...