The Romanes Lecture (1900)

Welcome to the facsimile text of The Evolution of English Lexicography, which is the text of the Romanes Lecture delivered by James Murray in the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford on 22 June 1900. Murray’s lecture was the ninth Romanes Lecture to take place, this annual event having been founded in 1891 at the University of Oxford by eminent physiologist George John Romanes (1848-94).

The first edition, which is presented here, was published in 1900 by Henry Frowde, M.A., publisher to the University of Oxford at the Clarendon Press.

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