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Frederick James Furnivall (1825-1910), Literary historian and editor

Sitter in 13 portraits
Furnivall joined the Philological Society in 1847 and served as its Honorary Secretary from 1853 until his death, in which capacity he laid the foundations for the Oxford English Dictionary. At a meeting of the society in 1858 he presented a 'Proposal for the Publication of a New English Dictionary', and he served on the committee that designed the dictionary's format. He is best remembered as founder of a series of literary and philological societies including the Early English Text Society, the Chaucer Society and the New Shakespeare Society. Some of them were created as a direct result of his work on the OED.

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Frederick James Furnivall

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3450


Frederick James Furnivall

by Sir William Rothenstein
pencil, 1901
NPG 3172


Frederick James Furnivall

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
pencil and chalk, 1901
NPG 1577


Frederick James Furnivall

by Thomas Wilkinson
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1867
NPG x32145


Frederick James Furnivall

by C.W. Carey
bromide print, mid 1890s
NPG x16306


Frederick James Furnivall

by C.W. Carey
bromide print, mid 1890s
NPG x16307


Frederick James Furnivall

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1900
NPG x16304


Frederick James Furnivall

by Elliott & Fry, printed and published by Walker & Cockerell
photogravure, circa 1900
NPG x3692


Frederick James Furnivall

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 25 August 1902
NPG x16305


Eleanor Nichel Furnivall (née Dalziel); Frederick James Furnivall

by Sir Emery Walker
glass negative, circa 1900
NPG x19694


Frederick James Furnivall

by Elliott & Fry, printed and published by Walker & Cockerell
photogravure, circa 1901
NPG x38899

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