James Murray [1837-1915] Scottish lexicographer, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1879. Two page letter on his personal stationary dated 16/8/99. To a 'Mr. Bolk'. This has been sent on here, It is evidently unsafe to have anything addressed even to my care. [perhaps a reference to one of the thousands of citations of words sent to Murray giving examples of words and their uses for his dictionary] I am exceedingly glad that Mr. Craigie is better both for his sake & that of the work. [William Craigie 1867-1957, was one of Murray's co editors of the OED. Their relationship was generally tense.]....We had a splendid day today cycling some 10 or 12 miles to Llanaelhaearn & then climbing Yr Eifl where you can see the whole coast line from the Great Orme to St. Davids Head including the whole of Anglesea [sic] - perhaps the most extensive view in Great Britain. We could clearly discern the Irish coast but the whole mass of the North Wales mountains from Cader to Holyhead with Snowdon in the centre was grandly in view while Nevin shore was almost beneath us. The roads are rather stony though, and the dodging of sharp stones requires vigilance Top edge with touch of paper abrasion, discreetly repaired with conservation tape.
Author James Murray, Scottish lexicographer, editor of the OED
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