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Quotations [series]

The remaining three and a half boxes in MISCELLANEOUS MED MATERIALS (the remainder of 75 through box 78) are made up of the Quotations series, that contains primarily quotations which were donated to, or in a few cases prepared at, the MED but which were not used in the current printed or online dictionaries. These consist of: Concordance Slips forAvowing of Arthur, Stern Quotations, Cornish Quotations, Cornell Class B Material and MED Reading Program slips.

Concordance Slips for Avowing of Arthur (half of box 75) were sent to the MED in 1939 by Norman Waldorf of San Jose, California. They are alphabetically arranged.

The Stern Quotations (box 76-77) are quotations sent to the MED by Professor Gustav Stern of Göteborg in the 1940s, containing miscellaneous words; alphabetically arranged.

Cornish Quotations (box 77); alphabetically arranged. In letters G through P (1963-1984) of the MED Cornish quotations from Origo Mundi and Pass.Christi in Norris Anc.Corn.Drama that contained words borrowed from Middle English were included, but this practice was discontinued beginning with Q (1984); in addition to the unused Cornish quotations, this part of box 77 also contains notes on where in the MED (G through P) Cornish quotations may be found.

Cornell Class B Material (box 78) contains a selection only. The titles given are a combination of titles in the Cornell material and the short titles in the Plan and Bibliography, 2nd edition. Editors Meech, Whitehall, and Rettger, in a report of September 30, 1934, after Moore's death, observed that of the 219,000 quotation slips sent to the MED from Cornell in 1930, 105,000 "were of such slight value because the words recorded on them were adequately represented in the Oxford material and because quotations in them were short or altogether lacking that we put them aside and probably will never touch them again." The MED referred to these slips as "Cornell Class B Material," and this category also contained those of the additional quotations sent from Cornell in 1942 that were not filed in the boxes during 1942-1943.

MED Reading Program (in the center of box 78) comprises a small number of slips taken from the Doncaster Corporation manuscript, prepared at an unknown date; arranged by page.

 
Concordance Slips for Avowing of Arthur (1 1/2" x 5" slips, in two rows, one on top of the other)
Box   75  
A -- K (top row of slips)
Box   75  
L -- Z (bottom row of slips)
Box   76  
"Stern Quotations" (4" x 6 1/2" slips)
Box   76  
Quotations for words beginning with a through rad-
Box   77  
Quotations for words beginning with rak-through y
Box   77  
Cornish Quotations (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" slips)
Box   78  
"Cornell Class B Material," 1942-43 1939
 
3" x 5" Cards
Box   78  
Mandeville (1) (alphabetical H--Yogh: catchwords only); Henley Husbandry (alphabetical)
Box   78  
Rolle Mending of Life (by page/line number)
Box   78  
Lydgate Aesop (Ashm & Trin-C [Archiv 85]) (alphabetical)
Box   78  
Claudian CS (by line number)
Box   78  
Maidstone Seven Penitential Psalms (Englische Studien 10) (by line number)
Box   78  
Partonope of Blois (2) (by line number)
Box   78  
A Pennyworth of Wit (by line number)
Box   78  
Rolle MPass.(1) (Englische Studien 7) (by line number)
Box   78  
Ailred Inform. (alphabetical)
Box   78  
Bot fals men (by line number)
Box   78  
Lai le Freine (alphabetical)
Box   78  
Vices and Virtues(1) (by page/line number: catchwords only)
Box   78  
Ordin.Nuns (1), 1st reading (by page/line number: catchwords only)
Box   78  
Ordin.Nuns (1), 2nd reading (alphabetical: D--I words only)
 
4 1/4" x 7 1/4" Slips
Box   78  
Ordin.Nuns (1), 3rd reading (by page/line number)
 
MED Reading Program (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" slips)
Box   78  
Doncaster Corporation MS, from Antiq. 19, pp. 263-65 (by page)