FURNIVALL

[ F. J. Furnivall, philologist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('F. J. F.') to 'Mr. Ebsworth' [ the scholar Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth ], regarding topics including the state of 'the Soc[iet]y' and his 'last landlady Mrs. Achurch' and her daughter.

Author: 
F. J. Furnivall [ Frederick James Furnivall ] (1825-1910), philologist, Shakespeare scholar, co-creator of what became the Oxford English Dictionary [ Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth (1824-1908) scholar ]
Publication details: 
On his letterhead, 3 St. George's Square, Primrose Hill, London, N.W. 28 July 1879.
£65.00

2pp., 12mo. The first sentence concerns an indecipherable subject. 'He continues: 'When you come to town, we must have a chat about ways & means. The Soc[iet]y. has no money in hand, & I don't see myself how to raise it. Your last Part was a too generous one for one year.' If Ebsworth has 'an hour to spare any evening', Furnivall asks him to 'call on my last landlady Mrs. Achurch, 10 Park Place, St. Giles's Rd. - past Martyr's Memorial on the right - & have a comforting chat with her & her daughter of 21, who's recovering from an attack that affected her brain.

Printed application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon at London Hospital, with testimonials from Frederic Eve, T. H. Openshaw, Percy Furnivall, A. B. Roxburgh, Francis Warner, Arthur H. N. Lewers, Bertrand Dawson, and two others.

Author: 
Dr Robert Milne (1881-1949), consulting surgeon to the London Hospital [Frederic Eve, T. H. Openshaw, Percy Furnivall, A. B. Roxburgh, Francis Warner, Arthur H. N. Lewers, Bertrand Dawson]
Application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon
Publication details: 
8 July 1910; 31 Finsbury Square, E.C.
£80.00
Application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon

4to, 10 pp. On one side each of ten leaves, attached to one another with a pin. Texts clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with light rust staining to the first leaf, which carries Milne's printed covering letter. The other nine leaves carry a testimonial letter each (the last two being by Henry Russell Andrews and Hubert M. Turnbull), all couched in glowing terms. Eve describes Milne as 'one of the best House-Surgeons I have ever had', and Bertrand Dawson states that his 'record is one of brilliant success'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Wheatley.

Author: 
Edwin Norris (1795-1872), linguist and Assyriologist [Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917), bibliographer, editor and London topographer; Frederick James Furnivall]
Publication details: 
17 August 1865. Brompton.
£35.00

12mo, 2 pp. Thirteen lines of text. Good. The letter possibly relates to Furnivall's Early English Text Society, founded in 1865. He is enclosing a Post Office Order for a guinea, but, as he 'said to Mr Furnivall last year', he does not consider himself a subscriber, 'wishing to reserve the right of withdrawal in case of finding it inconvenient to pay, which will certainly be the case when I give up my official position'. Nevertheless asks Wheatley to remind him 'when the time comes for collection'.

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