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Collection Level Description: Papers of Joseph Wright

Reference: MSS. Eng. lang. c. 12-14, d. 77-128, e. 13-15, f. 3; Eng. lett. c. 329, d. 347; Eng. misc. a. 15, b. 117(R), c. 566-7; Top. Oxon. b. 267
Title: Papers of Joseph Wright
Dates of Creation: 1878-1955
Extent: 66 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, German, Ancient Greek, and Middle English

Administrative/Biographical History

Joseph Wright (1855-1930) was a philologist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of Joseph Wright, with some papers of his wife, Elizabeth Mary, including:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were transferred from the Taylorian Library in 1972, except for MS. Eng. lang. c. 12 and MS. Eng. lett. c. 329, which were given to the Library in 1974.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

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. 40392-457.

Access Points

English language | Dialects | Dictionaries

Language and languages | Grammars


Wright | Elizabeth Mary | fl 1887-1934

Wright | Joseph | 1855-1930 | Philologist

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