Joseph Bosworth (1789-1876) was an Anglo-Saxon scholar and lexicographer. He was Rawlinson Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Joseph Bosworth, A dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language (London, etc., 1838), letters F-Y, cut up and pasted into eleven volumes, with notes and additions in Bosworth's hand, and in two other hands, one probably that of T.N. Toller, whose Anglo-Saxon dictionary based on the manuscript collections of the late Joseph Bosworth, was published at Oxford, 1882.
The collection was given to the Library by Bosworth's executors, 1876-8. It was lent to T.N. Toller, and returned to the Library in 1926.Access Conditions
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M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40377-87.Related Units of Description
See also Bosworth Manuscripts.Publication Note
See Scope and Content.
Anglo-Saxon language | Dictionaries | English
Bosworth | Joseph | 1789-1876 | Anglo Saxon Scholar and Lexicographer
Toller | Thomas Northcote | 1844-1930 | Anglo Saxon Scholar