Early English Text Society

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The Early English Text Society in the Nineteenth Century: An Organizational History

CHAMBERS, Raymond Wilson (1874 - 1942), Quain Professor of English Language and Literature, University College, London, 1922–41; Hon. Director of the Early English Text Society

Stephen Shepherd (ed.), Turpine's Story: A Middle English Translation of the Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle. Pp. lxiv + 105 (EETS 322). Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, for The Early English Text Society, 2005. £50.00 (ISBN: 0 19 722325 7).

FURNIVALL, Frederick James (1825 - 1910), Hon. Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge; barrister; Founder and Director of Early English Text, Chaucer, Ballad, and New Shakespeare Societies; Founder of the Wyclif and Shelley Societies; Joint Founder of the Browning Society; editor of English MSS and Old Texts; worked with F. D. Maurice, J. M. Ludlow, T. Hughes, etc., in the Christian Socialist and Co-operative Movement, and at the Working Men’s College; was for ten years a captain in the Working Men’s College Rifle Volunteers, the 19th Middlesex

GOLLANCZ, Israel (1863 - 1930), Secretary of the British Academy since its foundation in 1902; Professor of English Language and Literature, in the University of London; Fellow of King’s College; Corresponding Member of the Royal Spanish Academy, 1919, and the Mediæval Academy of America, 1927; Leofric Lecturer in Old English, University College, Exeter; Hon. Director of the Early English Text Society; President of the Philological Society, 1919–22; Chairman of the Shakespeare Association; Hon. Freeman of the Stationers Company

POLLARD, Alfred William (1859 - 1944), Fellow of King’s College, London, 1907; Hon. Fellow St John’s College, Oxford, 1923; Hon. Secretary, Bibliographical Society, 1893–1934; Editor of The Library, 1903–34 (1903–19 with Sir J. Y. W. MacAlister); Hon. Librarian of the Central Library for Students, 1920–26; Hon. Treasurer, 1918–19 and 1927–29; Chairman of Finance Committee, 1930–36; Director, Early English Text Society, 1930–37


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Founded in 1864 by Furnivall for the publication of Early and Middle English texts.

Subjects: Bibliography.

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