Biographical Information

This is an expanded version of Peter Gilliver’s “Appendix II. OED Personalia”, first published in Lynda Mugglestone (ed.), Lexicography and the OED: Pioneers in the Untrodden Forest (Oxford, 2000), the text of which is © Oxford University Press, and is reproduced with permission.

An asterisk against an individual’s name indicates that he/she appears in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; in such cases, the reader is referred to the ODNB for information beyond that given in the entry. Beside some entries in this list, there is additionally a More details link, indicating that an individual entry and a sample of their handwriting can also be seen on this site.

Peter Gilliver, Associate Editor, Oxford English Dictionary