The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Professor James Murray, an astonishingly learned former schoolmaster and bank clerk, was the distinguished editor of the OED project. Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon from New Haven, Connecticut, who had served in the Civil War, was one of thousands of contributors who submitted illustrative quotations of words to be used in the dictionary. But Minor was no ordinary contributor. He was remarkably prolific, sending thousands of neat, handwritten quotations from his home in the small village of Crowthorne, fifty ...

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary 2016, Harper Perennial

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