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Furnivall (Frederick James) Correspondence
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Description
Correspondence and manuscripts of Frederick James Furnivall, an English scholar and editor who helped to organize the Working Men's College.
Background
Frederick James Furnivall was an English scholar and editor. Furnivall graduated from Cambridge in 1847 and passed the bar in 1849. In 1854, after leaving the law profession, he helped to organize the Working Men's College, with F.D. Maurice as principal. Furnivall taught several courses and supervised the recreational activities of the students. In 1853 he became an honorary secretary of the Philological Society and began to concentrate his attention on early and middle English literature. He was an early and ardent worker on the New English Dictionary and edited numerous early English texts. In 1864 Furnivall founded the Early English Text Society and in 1868 the Chaucer Society. Other later interests are reflected in the following organizations which he also founded: the New Shakespeare Society, 1873; the Wiclif Society, 1881; the Browning Society, 1881; and the Shelley Society, 1886. He passed away in July 1910.
Extent
24 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
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