Charles A. Smith papers: 1926-1958 (bulk 1926-1934)
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Records by Editorial Era [subgrp]

The subgroup RECORDS BY EDITORIAL ERA is organized in series reflecting the tenures of each of the chief MED editors. The series are: Moore-Knott Era, 1930-1945, Kurath Era, 1945-1961, Kuhn Era, 1961-1983, and Lewis Era, 1982-2001 (and later). Each of the series includes subseries relating to content: correspondence, administration and history, editorial matters. Additional subseries pertain to specific matters under particular editors such as the reading program, bibliography, production matters, and non-MED matters.

Effort was made to retain the arrangement and the order of the original materials insofar as that was possible, but inevitably for the sake of consistency from one editorial era to another we had to adapt the arrangement to the emphases in each era. Correspondence, alphabetically arranged, always appears as the first category for all eras. This includes the chief editor's MED and professional, scholarly, and academic correspondence (including intra-university correspondence), both to and from him, with notes on the main correspondents, the subjects of the letters, and who else besides the chief editor was involved in answering letters. Each correspondent's letters are arranged chronologically, from earliest to latest. The only exception to this arrangement is in the Moore and Knott correspondence, where some letters were pasted together for filing in reverse chronological order, as was the custom in the 1930s and 1940s, and these have been kept as they were originally, with the latest on top.

The correspondence is always followed by administrative records and historical files, alphabetically arranged, which contain information on budget requests and staff salaries by year, the minutes of the various committees either overseeing or participating in the work of the MED (chiefly the Committee on Dictionaries from 1930 to 1977, the MED Council and various internal committees thereafter), reports (both annual and miscellaneous), external financial support and grant applications, hiring of editors, ordering of books for the MED library, equipment inventories, statements of account, and the like.

Then follow files and records on editorial matters, also alphabetically arranged: these include such topics as bibliography, dialects, editing progress, editors' guides and style books, papers and articles on various subjects pertaining to the MED, and reviews after publishing began.

Following these fixed categories appear, where appropriate according to the principal activities of each era, some separate categories: for example, for the reading program (which was an especially important activity in Moore's era, to a lesser extent in Knott's), for the bibliography (which was in the process of being established in Kurath's era), and for production matters (which were particularly extensive in the changeover from typewriters to computers in Lewis's era).

Finally, for all but one of the editorial eras, there is a category called non- MED materials, which contains files on the EMED (these are particularly extensive during the Moore and Knott eras), correspondence other than that pertaining to the MED if it is extensive, research and editorial matters not directly related to work on the MED, and occasional files on graduate and undergraduate class matters and civic affairs.

 
Moore-Knott Era 1930-1945 [series]

Moore and Knott eras (1930-1945). The correspondence from the Moore and Knott eras (1930-1934 and 1935-1945) is extensive (2.6 linear feet), reflecting the historical fact that the project was in its infancy at the University of Michigan and many decisions had to be made, not least those about financial matters at a time of severe economic depression and those having to do with the samples produced during the Knott era.

 
Moore-Era Correspondence 1930-1934 [subseries]

Moore's correspondence was primarily with well known and influential Middle English scholars of the time, containing extensive exchanges between Moore and Albert C. Baugh (Pennsylvania; also a member of the Modern Language Association [MLA] Advisory Committee on the MED), Carleton Brown (MLA), W.F. Bryan (Northwestern), Thomas A. Knott (frequently about their joint publication, Elements of Old English), Percy Long (MLA), Lorenz Morsbach (Göttingen), Clark Northup (editor of the dictionary when it was housed at Cornell), Henry L. Savage (Princeton), Mary S. Serjeantson (London), James F. Willard (Colorado), R.M. Wilson (Leeds), and many of the volunteer readers of Middle English texts. In addition to Moore, C.C. Fries, Editor of the EMED, frequently answered letters, as did MED editors Sanford Meech and James Rettger and sometimes administrative staff members Helen Snyder and Eleanore Stuhlmann.

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A
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Allen, Hope Emily (mainly to and from Fries)
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Ba-Bo
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Br-Bu
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Ca-Ch
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Cl-Cu
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D
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E
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F
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G
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H
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I-J
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K
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La-Lock
Box   1  
Lon-Lu
Box   1  
Ma-Me
 
MED
Box   1  
Moore correspondence with MED staff while on sabbatical in England, 1930-31
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Moore correspondence with MED staff 1932, 1933, summer 1934
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Meech correspondence with MED staff while in Eng summer 1932
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Meech correspondence about dialect-survey documents 1932
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Mi-Mu
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N (primarily Clark Northup)
Box   1  
O
Box   1  
P
Box   1  
Q-R
Box   1  
Sa-Sh
Box   1  
Si-Sy
Box   1  
Stevens, Brown & Co. (primarily with Meech)
Box   1  
T
Box   1  
Wa-We
Box   1  
Wh-Wi
Box   1  
Wo-Wy
Box   1  
X-Y-Z
 
Knott-Era Correspondence 1935-1945 [subseries]

Knott's correspondence was with many of the same Middle English scholars as Moore's, as well as with others: Hope Emily Allen (a well known independent scholar who also worked for the EMED for a time), Baugh, Bryan, H.H. Carter (Indiana; about his dictionary of Middle English musical terms), Sir William Craigie (former editor of the OED, editor at the time of the Dictionary of American English at the University of Chicago and the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue in Edinburgh), John S. Kenyon (Hiram College; primarily about their joint book, A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English, published in 1944), Kemp Malone (Johns Hopkins; also a member of the MLA's Advisory Committee), John M. Manly (Chicago), Savage, Kenneth Sisam (Oxford University Press), David Stevens (of the Rockefeller Foundation), J.S.P. Tatlock (California-Berkeley), and Clarence S. Yoakum (Dean of the University of Michigan Graduate School), as well as various volunteer readers. In addition to Knott, Fries, Meech, MED editor Harold Whitehall, and EMED editor Hereward Price answered letters.

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A
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Allen, Hope Emily
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Ba-Bi
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Bl-Br
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Bu
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Ca-Ch
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Cl-Cu
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D
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E
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F
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G
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Ha-He
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Hi-Hy
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I
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International Filmbook Corp. (mainly with Fries)
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J
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Ka-Ke
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Kenyon, John S. (mainly with Knott about their American Pronouncing Dictionary)
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Ki-Ky
Box   2  
L
Box   2  
Leslie, John A. (inmate at Ohio Penitentiary)
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Lewis, W.J. (printer in Oxford)
Box   2  
Long, Percy W. (Secretary, Modern Language Assn. of America)
Box   2  
Ma-Mc
Box   2  
Me
 
MED
Box   2  
Knott correspondence with MED staff before becoming editor, 1935-44
Box   2  
Knott correspondence with MED staff while in England, (includes information about trip) summer 1939
Box   2  
Knott correspondence while on sabbatical January-June 1942
Box   2  
Merriam Co., G. & C.
Box   2  
Mi-Mu
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N
Box   2  
O
Box   2  
Oxford University/Clarendon Presses (mainly with Kenneth Sisam)
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P
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Q
Box   3  
Ra-Ri
Box   3  
Ro-Ry
Box   3  
Sa-Sh
Box   3  
Si-Sy
Box   3  
Stevens, David (Rockefeller Foundation)
Box   3  
T
Box   3  
U
Box   3  
V
Box   3  
Wa-We
Box   3  
Wh-Wy
Box   3  
WPA (also NYA and FERA)
Box   3  
X-Y-Z
Box   3  
Yoakum, Clarence S. (Dean, Graduate School)
 
Administration and History [subseries]

From 1930 to 1939 the budgeting for the MED was combined with that for the EMED, with Moore and then Knott along with Fries for the EMED submitting joint budgets. Though money was tight in the early 1930s, Moore was mercifully spared from the financial problems that beset Knott. The project received grants during its early years (1931-1936) from the Rockefeller Foundation (through the ACLS), but that external support ended in February of 1936, and the University of Michigan had to assume the full cost of both projects. The financial limitations were partly responsible for the decisions first, in 1938, to suspend work on the MED and set the staffs of both the MED and the EMED to editing for the EMED and then, a year later, to resume work on the MED and postpone the EMED indefinitely. There is a full file on this subject, not to mention the official decisions themselves, which are in the MED Council files.

 
Budget and Salaries
Box   3  
1930-1935
Box   3  
1935-1945
 
Committee on Dictionaries Minutes
Box   3  
1929-1938
Box   3  
1939-June 1945
Box   3  
Louis Bredvold's copy 1929-1945
Box   3  
Division of Work between MED and EMED 1938-1939
Box   3  
Mailing Lists of Various Kinds 1930-1945
Box   3  
Meech, Sanford B.: Appointment and CV's 1930-1935
Box   3  
Miscellaneous 1936, 1937
Box   3  
OED Memorabilia
 
Reports
Box   3  
Annual (MED copy) 1930-1937
Box   3  
Annual (MED Record) 1925-1934
Box   3  
Annual (MED Record) 1935-1941
Box   4  
Annual (reports not included in the preceding three files) 1932-1943
Box   4  
Miscellaneous (primarily by Moore; Moore's notebook) 1930-1934
Box   4  
Miscellaneous (on MED or including MED; printed) 1927-1941
 
Editorial Matters [subseries]
 
Bibliography
Box   4  
List of Writings to Be Quoted, 1933-34
Box   4  
List of Short Titles A-Le 1940
Box   4  
List of Short Titles Li-Z 1940
Box   4  
Bodleian Library Manuscripts
Box   4  
Box Assignments and Editing (and Other) Progress
Box   4  
Dialects of Middle English (Moore) circa 1934
Box   4  
Draft Entries and Quotations for B-Words
Box   4  
Materials Concerning Editing, Style, etc., 1937-45
Box   4  
Miscellaneous
Box   4  
Papers by Knott on Editing the MED and Other Dictionaries 1937-1942
 
Printing of L-Sample
Box   4  
General 1937
Box   4  
Completed Questionnaires 1937-1938
Box   4  
Printing of A-Sample and Summary of Responses 1940-1944
Box   4  
Science Editing (by Margaret Ogden)
Box   4  
Style Book (Knott) 1936-1937
Box   4  
Style Book, Revised Edition (Knott) 1939
Box   4  
Subentry List, with Powers' Vocabulary of Scientific Terms 1940
 
Reading Program [subseries]

The reading program, which was of special importance during the Moore and Knott eras, has its own category (boxes 5 and 6; 2+ linear feet). It contains Moore's instructions for readers, lists of books to be read, extensive and detailed files on the texts analyzed, letters to readers and their replies, and inventories of the slips prepared at Cornell University and sent to the MED

Box   5  
General Comments, Instructions for Readers, etc. 1932-1934
Box   5  
List of Earliest OED Quotations for Middle English Words circa 1932
Box   5  
Lists of Books to Be Read, ca. late 1930s-1942
Box   5  
Quotations for A
 
Texts Analyzed
Box   5  
Alphabetical, with Comments on Reading 1930s
Box   6  
By Series, Journal, etc. 1930s
Box   6  
Form Letters and Readers' Replies 1932-1934
 
Cornell Slips
Box   6  
Inventory of Original Donation 1930
Box   6  
Second Donation 1942-1943
 
Non-MED Materials [subseries]

The category non- MED materials at the end of the Moore and Knott eras is particularly full (box 7; 1 linear foot). There is, first of all, the specifically EMED files (reports, budgets, etc.), followed by the extensive correspondence about EMED matters by Hereward T. Price, who was an associate editor of that dictionary (as well as a faculty member in the Department of English) for a long period of time. The files of Moore's correspondence before 1930 and of Knott's research materials on Piers Plowman are also here, along with their individual files on teaching, professional matters, and civic and personal affairs.

Box   7  
EMED
Box   7  
Reports and Budgets 1929-1938
Box   7  
Miscellaneous 1930s
Box   7  
Samples (and a few from other dictionaries) 1930s
 
Correspondence by Hereward T. Price 1926-1949
Box   7  
A-Me
Box   7  
Morgan, F.C. (of Hereford Public Library)
Box   7  
Mou-W
Box   7  
Correspondence (chiefly by Fries) with F.J. Sweatman 1936-1937
 
Moore: Correspondence before MED (1923-1930)
Box   7  
A-B
Box   7  
C-J
Box   7  
K-L
Box   7  
M-Y
 
Moore:
Box   7  
Notes on Phonetics
Box   7  
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 1938, 2002
 
Knott:
Box   7  
American Dialects or 1920s, 1930s
Box   7  
Class Materials, etc. 1936-1944
Box   7  
Congregational Church 1937
Box   7  
Miscellaneous (cv's, bills, etc.) 1935-1942
Box   7  
Modern Language Assn. Meeting 1936
Box   7  
Modern Language Assn. Meeting 1937
 
Piers Plowman A
Box   7  
Critical Edition, with Glossary
Box   7  
Manuscript Collations 1
Box   7  
Manuscript Collations 2
Box   7  
Manuscript Collations 3
 
Kurath Era 1945-1961 [series]
 
Kurath-Era MED Correspondence 1945-1961 [subseries]

Kurath era (1946-1961). Kurath's correspondence has been divided into two parts: the first, in its normal position, is his MED and related correspondence (half of box 8; 0.5 linear foot). Kurath's main correspondents were members of the former MLA Advisory Committee (for example, Baugh, Long, Malone), as well as Allen, the linguist Hermann Flasdieck (Heidelberg), Arthur G. Kennedy (Stanford), Robert J. Menner (Yale), and Randolph Quirk (University College London and the University of Durham), and the correspondence was frequently about details of his editing plan. Kurath was also a prolific writer of recommendations for colleagues and students.

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A
Box   8  
Allen, Hope Emily 1946-1949
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Ba
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Be-Bu
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C
Box   8  
D
Box   8  
E
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F
Box   8  
G
Box   8  
H
Box   8  
I-J
Box   8  
K
Box   8  
L
Box   8  
Long, Percy W. (Secretary, Modern Language Assn. of America) 1946-1948
Box   8  
Ma-Me
Box   8  
MED: Kurath correspondence with MED staff 1949-1952
Box   8  
Mi-Mu
Box   8  
N
Box   8  
O
Box   8  
Oxford University/Clarendon Presses 1950-1953
Box   8  
P
Box   8  
Q
Box   8  
R
Box   8  
Sa-Sm
Box   8  
Sn-Su
Box   8  
T
Box   8  
U
Box   8  
University of Michigan Press 1950-1961
Box   8  
V
Box   8  
W-Z
 
Administration and History [subseries]
Box   8  
Announcements of Publication of the MED 1946-1953
 
Budget and Salaries
Box   8  
1945-1948
Box   8  
1948-1952
Box   8  
1952-1961
 
Committee on Dictionaries Minutes
Box   8  
July-December 1945
Box   8  
1946
Box   8  
1947-1950
Box   8  
1951-1954
Box   8  
1955-1961
Box   8  
English Language Research Center, Proposal for 1951-1954
Box   8  
Financial Support: External 1950-1961
Box   8  
Financial Support: Internal 1946-1953
Box   8  
IBM Typewriters 1950-1959
Box   8  
Inventory of Equipment 1950-1960
Box   8  
Kurath's Notes on Annual Reports circa 1934-1946
Box   8  
Library Business 1946-1958
Box   8  
Monthly Statements of Account 1952-1958
Box   9  
Purchasing Department Requisitions, etc. 1946-1959
Box   9  
Reports: Annual 1946-1961
Box   9  
Reports: Miscellaneous 1946-1961
Box   9  
Responses to Letter of June, 1946
Box   9  
Responses to Reports of December, 1946
Box   9  
Subscribers to MED 1953, 1960
 
Bibliography [subseries]

The bibliography has its own category (two-thirds of box 9; 0.67 linear foot). When Kurath arrived in 1946, he found the MED bibliographical apparatus quite inadequate, and during the next three years editors Margaret Ogden, Charles Palmer, and Richard McKelvey systematized and regularized the short titles used for citing texts and reviewed the dates of all manuscripts quoted. Whenever the evidence for dating was inconclusive or opinions by paleographers and editors varied or clashed, the keepers of manuscripts in the various repositories were consulted before the final dates were set. Their replies make up a large part of this category.

 
General
Box   9  
Guide, Procedures, and General Principles 1950
Box   9  
Stencil Book, with later additions and corrections 1950-1951 (2 volumes)
Box   9  
Catalogues and Books to Be Ordered 1947-1959
Box   9  
Books to Be Ordered from the Supplement (1920-1945) to A.G. Kennedy's Bibliography of Writings on the English Language from the Beginning of Printing to the End of 1922 1927, 1948
Box   9  
Orders and Subscriptions 1946-1953
Box   9  
Library of Congress 1946-1949
Box   9  
University of Michigan Library 1947-1950
Box   9  
University Microfilms 1947-1951
Box   9  
Jordan's List of Localized Texts
Box   9  
Directions for Typing Stencil Cards 1948
Box   9  
MLA Reports on Projects 1939-1951
Box   9  
Dissertations on Middle English 1948
 
Dating of Manuscripts, 1948-early 1950s
Box   9  
A-C
Box   9  
Arms-College of Arms
Box   9  
Bodleian Library
Box   9  
British Museum
Box   9  
Cambridge Colleges
Box   9  
Cambridge University Library
Box   9  
D-G
Box   9  
Dublin Trinity College
Box   9  
H-L
Box   9  
Huntington Library
Box   9  
M-Z
Box   9  
Oxford Colleges
Box   9  
No Reply Received
 
Texts
Box   9  
Ancrene Riwle, Dictes Philosophorum
Box   9  
Lydgate
Box   9  
Northern Homily Cycle
Box   9  
Piers Plowman Manuscripts
Box   9  
Southern Legendary
Box   9  
Wycliffite Bible
 
Editorial Matters [subseries]
Box   9  
Dialects of Middle English (Kurath's Notes), before 1954
Box   10  
Editor's Guide, 1st ed. (with corrections) 1947
Box   10  
Editor's Guide, 2nd ed., 1st typing January 1948
Box   10  
Editor's Guide, 2nd ed., 2nd typing April 1949
Box   10  
Fascicle E-1: Sample Page 1952
Box   10  
Fascicle E-2 1953
 
MED Record
Box   10  
1946
Box   10  
1947-1957
Box   10  
Miscellaneous 1943-1952
Box   10  
Plan and Bibliography 1954
Box   10  
Reviews of MED 1953-1964
Box   10  
Science, Report on (by Katherine Fellows) 1946
 
Non-MED Materials [subseries]

The non- MED materials at the end of the Kurath era comprise the equivalent of a full box (parts of boxes 10 and 11; 1 linear foot). In addition to his appointment as Editor of the MED and Professor of English, Kurath continued during his years at the University of Michigan as Director of the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada, and all of his Atlas materials are in this last category. The first item is his Atlas correspondence, which is mainly with fellow American dialectologists (chiefly Raven I. McDavid, Jr., of the University of Chicago, William Moulton of Cornell and Princeton, and others), but also with the British dialectologist Harold Orton, the Romance dialectologist Sever Pop, the well known H.L. Mencken (author of The American Language), and the Linguistic Society of America (of which Kurath was president in 1941). This correspondence is followed by a number of files on Atlas business matters and on two books by Kurath that grew out of his Atlas work. At the end are some files on his University departmental activities.

 
Kurath, Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada Correspondence
Box   10  
A
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B
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C
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D
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E
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F
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G
Box   10  
H
Box   10  
I
Box   10  
J
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K
Box   11  
L
Box   11  
Linguistic Society of America 1951-1959
Box   11  
M
Box   11  
McDavid, Raven 1952-1959
Box   11  
N
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O
Box   11  
P
Box   11  
R
Box   11  
S
Box   11  
T
Box   11  
V
Box   11  
W
Box   11  
Y-Z
 
Linguistic Atlas
Box   11  
Account Book 1947-1956
Box   11  
Bank Statements and Deposit Receipts 1955
Box   11  
Bills Paid 1954-1956
Box   11  
Miscellaneous
Box   11  
Orders Completed 1950-1955
Box   11  
Orders in Process 1954-1959
Box   11  
Pronunciation of English in the Eastern States 1958-1959
Box   11  
Word Geography of the Eastern United States: Reviews 1950s
 
Non- MED Materials [subseries]

The non- MED materials at the end of the Kurath era comprise the equivalent of a full box (parts of boxes 10 and 11; 1 linear foot). In addition to his appointment as Editor of the MED and Professor of English, Kurath continued during his years at the University of Michigan as Director of the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada, and all of his Atlas materials are in this last category. The first item is his Atlas correspondence, which is mainly with fellow American dialectologists (chiefly Raven I. McDavid, Jr., of the University of Chicago, William Moulton of Cornell and Princeton, and others), but also with the British dialectologist Harold Orton, the Romance dialectologist Sever Pop, the well known H.L. Mencken (author of The American Language), and the Linguistic Society of America (of which Kurath was president in 1941). This correspondence is followed by a number of files on Atlas business matters and on two books by Kurath that grew out of his Atlas work. At the end are some files on his University departmental activities.

 
University of Michigan Committee on Linguistics
Box   11  
Library Business 1947-1951
Box   11  
Minutes and Summer Programs 1949-1953
 
University of Michigan Kurath
Box   11  
Doctoral Committees (alphabetical by candidate) 1952-1959
Box   11  
Miscellaneous (primarily Department of English) 1947-1961
 
Kuhn-Era (1961-1983) 1961-1983 [series]
 
Kuhn-Era Correspondence 1961-1983 [subseries]

Kuhn era (1961-1983). Kuhn's correspondence is in box 11 (0.5 linear foot). His main correspondents were A.C. Cawley (Leeds), David C. Fowler (Washington), Katharine Garvin Gordon (an independent scholar who was working on an edition of a Middle English translation of Vegetius's De Re Militari), Britton Harwood (Miami of Ohio), Raven McDavid (Chicago), George Pace (Missouri), Robert A. Pratt (Illinois, then Pennsylvania), Roland M. Smith (Illinois), the University of Michigan Press, and Rudolph Willard (Texas; about Old English, Kuhn's primary interest before the MED). Head of production Richard McKelvey and associate editor John Reidy occasionally answered letters. Now that the editing plan for the MED was settled, and the fascicles were appearing on a regular schedule, Kuhn's correspondence frequently involved answering questions from readers and scholars about individual words, usually those not yet published.

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A
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B
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Ca-Cl
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Co-Cr
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D
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E
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F
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G
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H
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I-J
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K
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L
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Ma-Mc
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Me-Mu
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N
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O
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Pa
Box   11  
Pe-Pu
Box   11  
R
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S-Sh
Box   11  
Si
Box   11  
Sk-Sw
Box   11  
T
Box   11  
U-V
Box   11  
University of Michigan: Inter-and Intra-Department
Box   11  
University of Michigan Press
Box   11  
W
Box   11  
X-Y-Z
 
Administration and History [subseries]

The files for administration and history (boxes 12-13) are particularly full in Kuhn's era, for much MED staff time was spent on three non-editorial activities. (1) Up to 1974 the editorial staff had been quite small, with progress relatively slow, and the University decided that the project should solicit external funding in order to speed up the completion. Between 1974 and 1977 staff were involved in planning for the solicitation, in applying to the Mellon Foundation, and then (upon receiving a large grant) in hiring seven new full-time assistant editors and moving to larger quarters off-campus. (2) Shortly afterwards, in the spring of 1977 the University administration ordered a review of the MED, which occupied much of the remainder of that year, with both internal and external evaluations and a final report, with detailed recommendations. (3) The most urgent of these--the appointment of a co-editor to assist Kuhn with reviewing--led to a search that began in the winter of 1978 and continued for well over three years (into the fall of 1981).

Box   12  
Advisory Committee 1978-1980
 
Budget and Salaries
Box   12  
1961-1966
Box   12  
1966-1972
Box   12  
1972-1975
Box   12  
1975-1976
Box   12  
1976-1977
Box   12  
1977-1978
Box   12  
1978-1979
Box   12  
1979-1980
Box   12  
1980-1981
Box   12  
1981-1982
Box   12  
Committee on Dictionaries 1962-1977
Box   12  
Executive Committee Minutes 1975-1977
Box   12  
Inventories of Furniture and Equipment 1963-1981
Box   12  
Kuhn, Sherman M.: Miscellaneous 1958-1983
Box   12  
MED Council 1978-1982
Box   12  
MED Library Business 1975-1980
 
Mellon Foundation Grant
Box   12  
Pre-Planning 1973
Box   12  
Pre-Proposal 1974-1975
Box   12  
Proposal and Award 1975
Box   12  
Planning after Award 1975
Box   12  
Assistant-Editor Hiring 1975-1977
Box   12  
Interview Expenses for Assistant-Editor Hiring 1975
Box   12  
Reports to Mellon 1976-1980
 
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Box   12  
Proposal 1979
Box   12  
Award, Reports, etc. 1980-1982
Box   12  
Production Staff Hiring 1975-1982
Box   12  
Reclassification of Senior Research Editors 1973-1974
Box   12  
Reports: Annual 1961-1982
Box   12  
Reports: Miscellaneous 1961-1983
 
Review of Project
Box   12  
Self-Evaluation by MED Staff 1977
Box   12  
Preliminary Report by External Evaluators 1977
Box   12  
Draft Report of Internal Review Committee 1977
Box   12  
Kuhn's Comments on Draft Report 1977
Box   13  
Final Report of Internal Committee 1977
Box   13  
Aftermath and Planning for Future 1977-1979
 
Search for Co-Editor I
Box   13  
General 1978
Box   13  
Correspondence about Possible Candidates 1978
Box   13  
Candidates Asked or Declined to Be Considered 1978
Box   13  
Final Candidates and Comparative Comments 1978
Box   13  
Other Candidates 1978
Box   13  
Negotiations with Ray Page 1978-1981
 
Search for Co-Editor II
Box   13  
General and Candidates 1981
Box   13  
Correspondence about/with Lewis 1981
Box   13  
Sorting Board Construction 1961, 1975
Box   13  
Space and Space Inventory at 555 South Forest 1975-1982
Box   13  
Staff Meetings: Minutes 1976-1982
Box   13  
Subscribers to MED 1962-1983
Box   13  
Visitors to MED
 
Editorial Matters [subseries]
Box   13  
Articles about MED 1964, 1982
Box   13  
Editor's Guide, 3rd ed. 1978
Box   13  
Guide for Compositing circa 1961
Box   13  
Kuhn Article "The Making of the MED," 1976, 1982
Box   13  
Notes on Editing and Reviewing Progress 1968-1982
Box   13  
Reviews of MED circa 1963-1977
 
Non-MED Materials [subseries]
Box   13  
EMED 1962-1973, 1985
Box   13  
Page Proofs for C of The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology (1988) 1980s
 
Lewis Era 1982-2001 [series]
 
Lewis-Era Correspondence 1982-2007 [subseries]

Lewis era (1983-2001). Lewis's correspondence occupies a full box (box 14; 1 linear foot). His main correspondents were Michael Adams (Albright), Larry Benson (Harvard), Christopher Cannon (Cambridge et al.), Margaret Laing (Edinburgh), Hiroyuki Matsumoto (an expert from Japan on the Middle English Destruction of Troy), Angus McIntosh (Edinburgh), the OED (beginning with Robert Burchfield, then Edmund Weiner, Elizabeth Knowles, and John Simpson), Eric Stanley (Oxford), and the University of Michigan Press. Letters were occasionally answered by MED editor Elizabeth S. Girsch. As in Kuhn's era, the correspondence frequently involved answering questions from readers and scholars about individual words, but in addition Lewis often asked for help from specialists on manuscript and textual readings (the responses to these latter letters may usually be found in the relevant word files of the MED proper, which are also housed at the Bentley Library). Part of Lewis's correspondence from the mid- to late 1990s on was electronic, and many of these messages, along with his replies, were printed out and added to the files.

Box   14  
Ac-Am
Box   14  
Adams, Michael 1989-2003
Box   14  
An-As
Box   14  
B
Box   14  
C
Box   14  
Da-Dic
Box   14  
Die-Du
Box   14  
E
Box   14  
F
Box   14  
G
Box   14  
Ha-He
Box   14  
Hi-Hu
Box   14  
I-J
Box   14  
K
Box   14  
La
Box   14  
Le-Ly
Box   14  
M
Box   14  
McIntosh, Angus 1982-2005
 
MED
Box   14  
In-House Memos 1982-1991
Box   14  
In-House Memos 1992-2001
Box   14  
N
Box   14  
O
Box   14  
Oxford English Dictionary 1984-2002
Box   14  
P
Box   14  
R
Box   14  
Sa-Sh
Box   14  
Si-Su
Box   14  
T
Box   14  
U-V
 
University of Michigan Press
Box   14  
Fascicle Printing
Box   14  
General 1983-1989
Box   14  
General 1990-2007
Box   14  
W
Box   14  
Y-Z
 
Administration and History [subseries]
Box   15  
Advisory Committee 1982-2001
Box   15  
Affirmative Action 1982-1994
Box   15  
Authorized Signers for MED Accounts 1982-1996
 
Budget and Salaries
Box   15  
1982-1983
Box   15  
1983-1984
Box   15  
1984-1985
Box   15  
1985-1986
Box   15  
1986-1987
Box   15  
1987-1988
Box   15  
1988-1989
Box   15  
1989-1990
Box   15  
1990-1991
Box   15  
1991-1992
Box   15  
1992-1993
Box   15  
1993-1994
Box   15  
1994-1995
Box   15  
1995-1996
Box   15  
1996-1997
Box   15  
1997-1998
Box   15  
1998-1999
Box   15  
1999-2000
Box   15  
2000-2002
 
Celebration of Completion of MED
Box   15  
General 1998-2003
Box   15  
Congratulations from Other Dictionaries 2001
Box   15  
Dispersal of MED Collection and Materials 2000-2010
 
Editorial Staff
Box   15  
Reduction in Force 1995-1997
Box   15  
Work Changes 1987
Box   15  
Electronic MED (chiefly planning for) 1994-2001, 2007
Box   15  
Equipment Ordering and Disposal 1982-1995
Box   15  
Financial Support from University of Michigan (including Rackham) 1974-2001
 
Fund-Raising
Box   15  
General 1980-1993
Box   15  
Diebold Gifts 1992-2007
 
Fund-Raising Campaign
Box   15  
General 1993-1996
Box   15  
List of Possible Contributors 1993-1995
Box   15  
Contributors 1993-1997
Box   15  
Gifts 1993
Box   15  
Pledges 1993
Box   15  
Gifts 1994
Box   15  
Pledges 1994
Box   15  
Gifts 1995
 
Grants
 
Mellon Foundation
Box   15  
1982, 1980-1986
Box   15  
1988, 1987-1998
Box   15  
Financial Information and Reports 1984-1997
Box   16  
National Endowment for the Humanities
Box   16  
1982, 1980-1985
Box   16  
1985, 1984-1989
Box   16  
1988, 1987-1992
Box   16  
1991, 1990-1994
Box   16  
1994, 1993-1997
Box   16  
Reports 1983-1997
Box   16  
Hiring of Assistant Editors 1982-1991
Box   16  
Hiring of Production Staff 1983-1999
Box   16  
Inventories of MED Documents and Letters 1980s
Box   16  
Lease for 555 South Forest 1975-1997
Box   16  
MED Council 1982-2002
Box   16  
MED Library, especially the ordering of books for 1983-1999
Box   16  
Miscellaneous 1982-2002
Box   16  
Move from 4th Floor to 3rd of 555 South Forest 1982
Box   16  
Office of Vice President for Research 1986-1999
Box   16  
Office Procedures 1980s
Box   16  
Oxford English Dictionary Memorabilia
 
Plans for Completion
Box   16  
Responses to 1992 Memo from Office of Vice President for Research, 1991-1994 1991-1994
Box   16  
Final Editing, Review, and Production 1995-1997
Box   16  
Production Staff: Reclassifications and Restructurings 1983-1994
Box   16  
Reading Program 1982-1983
 
Reports
Box   16  
Annual Reports of Project 1983-2001
Box   16  
Annual Reports to Office of Vice President for Research 1986-2000
Box   16  
Quarterly Progress Reports to Office of Vice President for Research 1996-2001
 
Retirements and Obituaries
Box   16  
General, including Hans Kurath 1983-1992, 2009
Box   16  
Howes, Lidie M. (includes photographs) 1991
Box   16  
Kao, Helen W. (includes photographs) 1994
 
Kuhn, Sherman M.
Box   16  
Retirement and Festschrift 1982-1984
Box   16  
Death and Obituaries 1991
Box   16  
Reidy, John (includes photographs) 1987-2000
Box   16  
Review and Promotion Procedures for Assistant Editors 1986-1994
Box   16  
Seminars and Courses Attended by Staff 1989-1991
Box   17  
Space Analysis, 1983-97
Box   17  
Staff Meetings (chiefly of editors) 1982-1987
Box   17  
Subscribers to the MED 1993
Box   17  
Training of New Editors 1975-1991
 
Editorial Matters [subseries]
 
Articles on MED
Box   17  
1982-1996
Box   17  
On Completion of MED 2000-2002
Box   17  
Article on the MED and the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (by Paul Schaffner) 2005
Box   17  
Bibliographer's Notebook: Notes on Additions to Bibliography August 1984-February 2001
 
Corrections to MED
Box   17  
General File circa 1960s-2009
Box   17  
Matsumoto Correspondence 1988-2003
 
Dialect List
Box   17  
Print-out by Library and Manuscript 1992
Box   17  
Print-out by Title 1992
Box   17  
Editing and Reviewing Assignments and Progress 1978-2001
Box   17  
Editor's Guide, revised ed. (with additions) 1988
Box   17  
Fascicle Covers and Publication Dates 1952-2001
Box   17  
Paper on MED by John Reidy (unpublished) 1986
Box   17  
Papers on MED by Lewis (unpublished) 1984-2001
Box   17  
Plan and Bibliography, Supplement I 1984
 
Plan and Bibliography, 2nd ed.
Box   17  
General and Notes for Preface 2001-2007
Box   17  
Miscellaneous and Notes for Plan 2001-2006
Box   17  
Notes for Early History of MED for Plan 2001-2006
Box   18  
Notes for Bibliography 2000-2006
Box   18  
Final Printed Copy 2007

(with some notes on mode of reference penciled in; also includes 3 reviews from 2007-2009)

Box   18  
Q-Fascicle 1984-1985
Box   18  
Reviews of MED 1984-1992
 
Supplement
Box   18  
Plans for and References to 1983-1999
Box   18  
Work on and Future Projects 2000-2001
 
Supplement Entries
Box   18  
Notes 1974-2008
Box   18  
Articles 1917-1997
 
Production Matters [subseries]

Production matters has its own category (three-fifths of box 18 and all of 19 and 20; 2.7 linear feet), divided roughly into two parts: (1) files on the use of computers and (2) style guides for the production staff. (1) Between mid-1982 and late 1983 the project explored, and experimented with, various word-processing and printing systems and, beginning in early 1984, replaced its cumbersome typewriter-generated production system with a computer-assisted system that increased the rate of publication to an average of three fascicles per year between the letter Q in 1984 and the last fascicle in 2001. (2) Between 1983 and 1999 there were so many changes and additions to the production staff that the heads of production during those years, Lidie Howes and Olivia Bottum, decided to standardize, and formalize, the rules and principles of the production process, with the result that they prepared a number of guides and notes on MED style and made them available to the staff.

Box   18  
A-Notebook Example 2000
Box   18  
Back-to-Books Style Guide (Olivia Bottum's copy) 1985-2001
Box   18  
B-Notebook Example (single page) 2000-2001
 
Computers
Box   18  
Correspondence, Reports, etc. 1982-1984
Box   18  
Correspondence, Reports, etc. 1985-1989
Box   18  
Feasibility Study for Word-Processing System 1982-1983
Box   18  
Planning for Computer Use 1982-1984
Box   18  
Procedures for Use of Computer 1980s-1990s
Box   19  
Miscellaneous Notes and Instructions 1980s-1990s
Box   19  
Miscellaneous Examples of Problems 1980s
Box   19  
Printing Samples 1980s-1990s
Box   19  
Use of Computer for Staff (especially e-mail) 1980s-1990s
 
Cross-References
Box   19  
Processing and Some Examples from T 1991-2001
Box   19  
Example of Sa-Sm from MTS 1988
Box   19  
Draft Style Guide (by Lidie Howes) circa 1987
Box   19  
Guide to the Production Process 1992-1999
Box   19  
Notes on Stylistic Details (by Lidie Howes) 1983-1991, 1996-2001
Box   19  
Production Staff: Miscellaneous (primarily memos) 1990-1999
Box   20  
Reference/Master Copy of Stylistic Details
Box   20  
Styling of Definitions A-L 1980s-2001
Box   20  
Styling of Definitions M-Z 1980s-2001
Box   20  
Headwords, Form Sections, Etymologies 1980s-2001
Box   20  
Orthography, Styling Quotations 1980s-2001
Box   20  
Word Division (by Lidie Howes) 1990s
Box   20  
T Record Book 1991-1996
Box   20  
U-Z Progress Charts (samples) 1996-2001
Box   20  
W-Z Front Sheets 1998-2001
 
Miscellaneous MED Materials [subgrp]

Records in the MISCELLANEOUS MED MATERIALS subgroup are arranged primarily by topics (reading notes, lists of MED headwords and titles, bibliographical files, transcriptions and reproductions of texts, audio-visual materials, etc.) but also chronologically wherever possible. These boxes are a variety of sizes depending on the format of the materials within them. Series include: Editorial and Bibliographical Materials, 1930s-1940s; Moore's Reading Notes; Knott's Reading Notes; Science Bibliography; Headword File; Editorial and Bibliographic Materials, 1940-2008; Middle English Texts; Audio, Digital, and Visual Material, and Artifacts; Hand-Pulled Cross References; and Quotations. The first several series (boxes 21-38) date primarily from the Moore and Knott eras.

 
Editorial and Bibliographical Materials 1930s-1940s [series]

The first series Editorial and Bibliographical Materials, 1930s-1940s (boxes 21-22) contains early editorial and bibliographical materials from before the project began up through the 1940s. These materials contain primarily lists of Middle English texts and names of readers from the 1930s.

Box   21  
Ewald Flügel Materials, pre-1930s
Box   21  
Material for His Chaucer Dictionary
Box   21  
Non-Chaucerian Material
Box   21  
Early List of Middle English Texts 1930s
 
Middle English Readers 1930s
Box   21  
Readers Assigned
Box   21  
Potential Readers
Box   21  
Unable to Read
Box   21  
Volunteer Help for the Future
 
Middle English Texts Read 1930s
Box   21  
Reading Outstanding
Box   21  
Texts Completed
Box   21  
Texts Assigned
Box   21  
Possible Texts to Be Read
Box   21  
Periodicals & Serials at University of Michigan (includes both those searched and those not searched) 1930s-1943
Box   21  
Periodicals & Serials (with texts) read by Sanford Meech 1930s
Box   21  
Middle English Texts in Periodicals in the University Library 1930s
Box   21  
Medical and Botanical Texts 1930s
Box   21  
Scientific Vocabulary (plants, stones, mathematics, astronomy: chiefly C, D, and E words, alphabetically arranged, with notes by Katherine Fellows), late 1930s to early 1940s 1930-1949
Box   22  
Bibliography of Pictures 1930s-1940s
Box   22  
Special Subject Bibliography 1930s-1940s
 
Reading Notes and Bibliogrpahies [series]

The Reading Notes and Bibliogrpahies series is scomprised of files labeled Moore's Reading Notes, Knott's Notes Reading Notes and Science Bibliography.

The series Moore's Reading Notes (boxes 23 and part of 24) contains Moore's reading notes (1930-1934). The notes are arranged alphabetically, with each letter arranged by, first, titles or authors of texts and, then, journals or series.

Knott's Reading Notes (1935-1945) fill out the rest of box 24, made primarily in conjunction with the reading program ongoing at that time. The notes indicate which texts have glossaries, how many pages of text are included, who read them, and how many slips were taken. The series includes two sets of notes, which are, for the most part, arranged alphabetically.

Science Bibliography (boxes 25-28) contains slips for scientific terms compiled chiefly by Margaret Ogden and Katherine Fellows, two members of the editorial staff, between the late 1930s and the late 1940s. These files contain a variety of materials, ranging from draft entries for scientific words to bibliographical files and notes, to scientific topics and categories, chiefly alchemical.

Box   23  
Moore's Reading Notes (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" cards and slips) 1930-1934
Box   23  
A -- L
Box   24  
M -- Y
Box   24  
Knott's Reading Notes (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" slips) 1935-1945
 
Science Bibliography (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" slips), late 1930s-late 1940s
Box   25  
Draft entries for words beginning A through S (chiefly A--C) (Ogden)
Box   25  
Three miscellaneous bibliographical files (Bibliography, General Bibliography, and a file arranged by topics; chiefly Ogden)
Box   26  
Bibliographical notes arranged in 4 categories: Ancient Classics
Box   26  
Medieval Classics, Middle English Texts, Modern Reference Books (Ogden)
Box   26  
Scientific topics (70), arranged alphabetically (chiefly Fellows)
Box   27  
Four categories: Apparatus and agents; Esoteric terms; Processes, operations; Substances: each category arranged generally alphabetically, with notes and glosses (almost entirely Fellows)
Box   27  
Bibliography and notes (Fellows)
Box   27  
Cut-ups from Isidore (edition by Migne)
Box   27  
Color plates pasted on slips with references (Fellows)
Box   27  
Glossarial index to Steele's Practical Chemistry (cut-ups of letter A only)
Box   28  
Alchemy (divided into 11 categories: notes and glosses, with some quotations attached; also some references; Fellows)
 
Headword File 1930s [series]

The Headword File (boxes 29-38) contains an alphabetical list of MED headwords, on index cards. The cards have the Middle English headwords at the top left and the OED headwords, where available, at the top right. This early attempt at a list of headwords, made in the 1930s, was superseded after 1946, when the final list began to be finalized, but remains of interest for anyone trying to reconstruct the early history of the MED.

Box   29  
A -- be
Box   30  
Bea-cm
Box   31  
Co -- eng
Box   32  
Enh --gri
Box   33  
Gro -- lat
Box   34  
Lau -- na
Box   35  
Ne -- que
Box   36  
Qui -- sok
Box   37  
Sol -- umt
Box   38  
Un -- zy
 
Editorial and Bibliographical Materials 1940-2008 [series]

The Editorial and Bibliographic Materials, 1940-2008 series (boxes 39-65) is from the Kurath, Kuhn, and Lewis eras, though they also include files that began in the Moore and Knott eras but continue into the following eras. The series consists of six sub-series: Miscellaneous Files, Bibliography Files, Title Files MED Library Files, Abbreviations for Periodicals and Serials, the Master Bibliography, and Quoting Instructions.

The first two-fifths of box 39 contains the Miscellaneous Files sub-series from 1946 to 1954, on a variety of topics: names of readers and consultants, lists of regional texts and manuscripts, a list of manuscript abbreviations used in the Plan and Bibliography of 1954, a list of short titles not in boxes 39-43, and Kurath's distribution list for the first fascicle (E.1, published in 1952).

The Bibliography File sub-series begins with the second three-fifths of box 39 and continues through the first quarter of box 43. It is a bibliographical file on cards: specifically, an alphabetically arranged conversion list of pre-Kurath-era titles of Middle English works, with the new short title (or "stencil" as it was called at the MED) on the same card, below. This list, which was made between the late 1940s and 1952 (before the publication of fascicle E.1), contains what the MED calls "texts" (the short titles of longer works) and "incipits" (the first few words of a short piece of verse) combined together, unlike the later printed MED bibliographies (1954, 1984, 2007), which separate the two.

The MED Library File sub-series (box 44-46) contains a listing of the books in the former MED library as it existed in 1976, with later additions up to 2001.

The Abbreviations for Periodicals and Serials sub-series, alphabetically arranged, and includes information on which text or texts are in each periodical or serial. This list was compiled by MED bibliographer Mary Jane Williams between 1985 and the mid- to late 1990s.

 
Miscellaneous Files
Box   39  
Middle English Readers and Consultants 1946-1950s
Box   39  
Regional Texts and Manuscripts 1946-1954
Box   39  
Manuscript Abbreviations Used in the Plan and Bibliography 1947-1954
Box   39  
Short Titles not in the "conversion list" (Boxes 39-43) under their earlier titles or a close approximation
 
Distribution of Fascicle E.1 1952-1953
Box   39  
Review Copies
Box   39  
Presentation Copies
Box   39  
Committee on Dictionaries
Box   39  
Office Copies
 
Bibliography File, late 1940s-1952
Box   39  
A -- Chan
Box   40  
Char -- in PMLA
Box   41  
In Pol -- Mi
Box   42  
Mo -- Tra
Box   43  
Tre-Z
 
Title File, ca. late 1940s-early 1950s

The Title File (boxes 43-44) also contain a list of titles, this time of MED texts first, and then incipits, generally alphabetical in multiple series, with a very brief description of the contents of each, made in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Box   43  
Texts
 
Incipits
Box   43  
Part 1
Box   44  
Part 2
 
MED Library File 1976-2001
Box   44  
A -- Ed
Box   45  
Eg -- P
Box   46  
Q -- Z
 
Abbreviations for Periodicals and Serials 1985-1990s
Box   46  
Cards for A to Y
 
Master Bibliography 1947-2007

The Master Bibliography sub-series (boxes 47-63) contain the master bibliography, alphabetically arranged. This bibliography began in 1947 and was added to, and used, until the end of the project in 2001, and even after, through 2007, when the Plan and Bibliography, 2nd edition, was published. The bibliography begins with texts (10 boxes of cards), proceeds to incipits (4 boxes), and ends with manuscripts (3 boxes).

 
Texts
Box   47  
A -- Ce
Box   48  
Cha -- Chu
Box   49  
Cl -- Ge
Box   50  
Gg -- Ld
Box   51  
Le -- Lydg
Box   52  
Lye -- Pr
Box   53  
Ps -- Ste
Box   54  
Stg -- WbibleProlP
Box   55  
WBibleProlR -- Yw
Box   55  
Suppl. (1984)
 
2nd ed. (2007)
Box   55  
A
Box   56  
B --Z
 
Incipits
Box   57  
A -- Heyr
Box   58  
Hiegh -- Maysters
Box   59  
Men -- Thys
Box   60  
Timor -- Y
Box   60  
Suppl. (1984)
Box   60  
2nd ed. (2007)
 
Manuscripts
Box   61  
A -- D
Box   62  
E -- O
Box   63  
P -- Y (WBible manuscripts not used because they were not collated by Forshall and Madden in their edition)
 
Quoting Instructions for MED Texts 1947-2001

Quoting Instructions (boxes 64-65) contains the quoting instructions for the MED texts listed there. These instructions were extracted from the books in the former MED library in 2010, when it was dispersed, and are filed alphabetically by stencil. If a single volume contained more than one text, then the quoting instructions for that volume are filed under the stencil of either the first text in the volume or the main text or author in the volume. Like the master bibliography, these instructions were begun in 1947 and were continued as new texts were added to the library up to 2001.

Box   64  
A -- I
Box   65  
J -- Z
 
Middle English Texts 1930s-1980s [series]

The Middle English Texts series(boxes 66-72) contain primarily transcriptions, facsimiles (usually photostats), and microfilms of manuscripts of Middle English texts, which were made or collected from the 1930s to the 1980s. These boxes were assembled from the materials in the former MED library when it was dispersed in 2010. The transcriptions are usually typed, though some are also handwritten; they and the facsimiles are indicated by an asterisk (*) before the short title, as is the policy in the MED Plan and Bibliography, 2nd. ed. (2007) for all unpublished sources. For the most part the microfilms are restricted to those that are not in the British Manuscripts Project (compiled by Lester K. Born; Washington, D.C., 1955), a list of microfilms housed in the University of Michigan Graduate Library. Boxes 66 to 72 also include a few handwritten variant readings from the manuscripts of Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe as well as a few microfilms of both printed editions of Middle English texts and Latin texts and manuscripts.

Box   66  
Handwritten variant readings from the manuscripts of Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe
Box   66  
Astr. by John Reidy, in 5 notebooks
Box   66  
Transcription of Ripley CAlch. (BodeMus) by John Reidy
Box   66  
Transcriptions of Nicod.(2) (Pep), Nicod.(3) (Eg), Nicod.(5) (Wor), Nicod.(4) (Hrl; typed), Nicod.(4) (Hrl; handwritten), Trev. Nicod. (Add), and Trev. Nicod. (Sal) by W.H. Hulme
Box   67  
Transcriptions and Facsimiles
Box   67  
Arabic Numerals from Cmb Ee.1.3
Box   67  
Bk.Marchalsi (Dc)
Box   67  
Chauliac(1) (NY) (Books V to end, ff. 97b-181b, plus missing folio 10b)
Box   67  
Chauliac(5) (Peterh)
Box   67  
Diseases Women(1) (Dc), Doc. in Facs.Nat.MSS 1
Box   67  
Hall Bk.I King's Lynn
Box   67  
Hrl.Bk.Hawking (Hrl)
Box   67  
Legends on Two Urine Rings from Dgb 29
Box   67  
Leg.Vernicle (Hrl)
Box   67  
Medical Excerpts from Roy.12.G.4Med.Miscell. (in Box 71; probably transcribed by Margaret Ogden)
Box   67  
Medulla (Stnh)
Box   67  
Plea & Mem.R.Lond.Gildh. A 77-88, PPl.A & PPl.C (Trin-C)
Box   67  
Recipe from Add 14252
Box   67  
Recipes from Cmb Ee.1.3
Box   67  
R.Gildhall King's Lynn
Box   67  
RJericho (Hnt)
Box   67  
Roy.12.G.4 Vocab.
Box   67  
Roy.Recipes Hawk. (Roy)
Box   67  
Salamon sat (Cai)
Box   67  
St.Brendan Conf. (Qu-O)
Box   67  
Terms Assoc.(2) (Cmb)
Box   67  
Treat.SMagus (Hrl)
Box   67  
Vsp.Weights (Vsp)
Box   67  
York MGame (Roy)
Box   67  
Transcriptions by W.H. Hulme of 6 items from Cmb Gg.4.32 [Ure fader in heuene, Heil marie ful of wynne, Sori is þe fore, Be the lef, Suo sit fairhed, I bileue in god] and of 6 items from Wor F.172 [Const.Courtenay, Narrat.Pen. Office BP, Statutes RNiger,Treat.GTempt. 12 DHumility]
Box   67  
Transcriptions by L.C. Sherman of 13 items chiefly from Trin-C B.14.39 (323) [Abel wes looset, A vidue, Body & S.(4), Liuisfirist, Longe slepers, MS Trin-C 323, Penaunce is, Soruhe and sey, men,Wenne þin eyen Wen þe rede, Wose wartt; along with Longe slepers (Bod 410)]
Box   67  
Miscellaneous [index to Lanfranc (Ashm)
Box   67  
Glosses from Macer (Stockh)
Box   67  
Summary by chapters of Trev. Barth. (Add)
Box   67  
Annotated xeroxes of plates XXI-XXIV from Lond. Charterhouse in Archaeol.58
Box   67  
Printed text dated 1502 of the Latin Chauliac for Books VI and VII]
Box   68  
Book 1 (Proc.Chanc.PRO ser.C 1, file 5, 8, 9)
Box   68  
Books 3 and 3A (Anc.Deed (PRO), Anc.Pet. (PRO))
Box   68  
Book 6 (Rolle Psalter (Bod 953), Rolle Psalter (Sid))
Box   69  
Book 2 (Pet.Chanc.PRO ser.CP 1 file 12, Proc.Chanc.PRO ser.C 1 file 9, War.Chanc.PRO ser.AP 336-15860, War.Chanc.PRO ser.C 81 file 1367, 1545)
Box   69  
Book 13 (Abbey HG (Corp-O 155), Acc.Grantchester, Assem.Bk.A Shrewsbury, Assem.Bk1 Gild St.Geo.Norwich, Bench Bk.2 Hull, Bench Bk.3 Hull, Certificate Ipsw.CR, Church Bk.Rushall, Doc.Castle Norwich, Doc.Droitwich, Doc.Gruffi, Doc.Langney, Doc.Ludlow, Doc.Maldon, Gaude the flowre (Rwl), Gaytr.LFCatech. (Corp-O), Indent.James, Indent.Seytone, Indent.Stratford, Indent.Tylers, Indent.Wood, Invent.Gild Stratford, Let.Bishop, Let.Ormond, Let.Shrewsbury, Mirk IPP (Tan), MS Rwl.D.328, MS Rwl.Ltrg.e.3, MS Trin-O 29, Perilous Days (BodLtrg), Procl.Camb., Proph.Alphey (Cmb), Recipe Painting(2) in Archael.J.1, SMChron. (Cmb Dd), SMChron.Ctn. (Cmb Dd), Trev.Higd. (Trin-O), Will Bury, Will Shr. in Salop.SPI, Will Sud.Ipsw.PR 2, Will Suf.Ipsw.PR 1, 2)
Box   70  
Book 5 (Mannyng Chron.Pt.1 (Petyt), Mannyng Chron.Pt.2 (Petyt))
Box   70  
Book 12 (Acc.de Weston (PRO), Chicago Photo.R.72, Choosing Mayor Norwich (Cleo), Cov.Survey Commons, December Guilt Coventry, Deed Greenwell, Exch.Misc.Deed (PRO), Excom.Dorchester (Roy), Form OBapt. (Roy), Form OMatrim. (Roy), Indent.Birm.PL, Indent.Elyngham, Let.Hen.V, Oath Bk.King's Lynn, Roy.7.A.6 Med.Recipes, Roy.12.G.4 Med.Miscell., Tit.Alphabet)
Box   70  
Book 14 (Indent. Redmerselle, Mun.B.Bridgewater, Plea & Mem.R.Lond.Gildh.)
Box   71  
Microfilms of manuscripts containing Middle English texts
Box   71  
All Souls College Building Accounts
Box   71  
Bk.Hawking (Hrl)
Box   71  
Cambridge Box 14 [6 manuscripts from Cambridge University Library: Dd.3.86, Mm.3.13, Kk.5.3, Hh.3.13, Kk.6.20, Mm.1.29]
Box   71  
Capg.St.Norb. (Hnt)
Box   71  
Cath.Angl. (Add)
Box   71  
Chauliac(1) (Chet)
Box   71  
Chauliac(1) (NY: negative)
Box   71  
Chauliac(1) (NY: positive)
Box   71  
Chauliac(1) (Sln 3666)
Box   71  
Chauliac(2) (Paris)
Box   71  
Chauliac(3) (Htrn)
Box   71  
Chauliac(4) (Cai)
Box   71  
Treat.Descant (Corp-C 410) [at end of a series of Latin tracts on music], Miscellaneous Manuscripts [Cutell Treat.Descant included in a series of Latin treatises on music in Bod 842
Box   71  
Wallingford Exafrenon in Dgb 67], Dives & P. (Hrl 149)
Box   71  
Mondeville (Peterh)
Box   71  
Mondeville (Wel) and MS Wel.564 on one reel
Box   71  
Oxford Box 24 [15 manuscripts from the Bodleian Library: Bod 340, Bod 865, e Mus.63, Bod 441, Frf 3, Bod 343, BodTh 17, BodTh 18, BodTh e.16, BodLat.Lit e.10, BodTh f.10, BodHist e.49, Hatton 50, BodPoet c.3, BodPoet c.4]
Box   71  
Oxford Box 60 [6 manuscripts from the Bodleian Library: Bod 183, Ashm 1480, Ashm 1517, Ashm 1451, Ashm 1450, RwlPoet 10]
Box   71  
Sloane Manuscripts from the British Library [2 boxes: 3 on a reel in 1st: Chauliac(1) (Sln 1), Chauliac(1) (Sln 965), Chauliac(3) (Sln 3486) and Gilb.Angl. (Sln 3486); followed by a single one on a reel in 2nd: Arderne Fistula (Sln 6)]
Box   71  
Towneley Pl. (Hnt)
Box   71  
Trev. Barth. (Add: positive)
Box   71  
Trev. Barth. (Add: negative)
Box   71  
Trev. Barth. (Mrg: part 1)
Box   71  
Trev. Barth. (Mrg: part 2)
Box   72  
Microfilms of editions of Middle English texts (along with a few microfilms of Latin texts and manuscripts)
Box   72  
Acc.Howard in RC 57
Box   72  
Albucasis Methodus Medendi
Box   72  
Aristotle Secretis Secretorum
Box   72  
Bartholomeus Anglicus (Latin)
Box   72  
Capgr.St. Norb. (Hnt: transcript)
Box   72  
Chartier Quad.(2) (StJ-C: dissertation by Richard Dwyer)
Box   72  
Chauliac (Latin)
Box   72  
Doc. in Wright Archaeol.Album
Box   72  
Femina (Trin-C)
Box   72  
Grocer Lond. (Kingdon)
Box   72  
Haly Abbas (Latin medical)
Box   72  
Henslow Recipes (Henslow)
Box   72  
Lelamour Macer (Sln: thesis)
Box   72  
Lydg. LOL (Dur-U: dissertation)
Box   72  
Madox Form.Angl.(1702)
Box   72  
Mandev.(2) (Eg)
Box   72  
Merlin (Cmb) Vol. 1 and Sur.Soc. 30 and 45 on one reel)
Box   72  
Miscellaneous Microfilms [Ripley texts in Ashmole TC (positive), Fortescue Declaration (Clermont), Halliwell Rara Mathematica, Lanfranc (Latin), Ricardus Anglicus ed. Töply, Wycl.37 Concl. (Tit)]
Box   72  
Pilgr.LM (Cmb), Pilkington Surn. (parts 1 and 2: dissertation)
Box   72  
Sacrist R.Ely 2
Box   72  
An Edition of Some Middle English Amatory Lyric Poems (dissertation by Kenneth Wilson)
Box   72  
Willis Archit.Nomencl.
 
Audio, Digital, and Visual Materials, and Artifacts [series]

Audio, Digital, and Visual Material, and Artifacts (boxes 73-74) contains miscellaneous audio, digital, and visual materials, along with a few artifacts, from all editorial eras of the MED. These include: cassettes of remarks on the MED and on one of its retiring editors; a CD of an hour-long Canadian Broadcasting Co.'s radio show on the MED; floppy disks of Middle English texts; CD-ROM's of the Middle English Compendium and quotations for the supplement; photographs of MED editors and staff; slides and transparencies of medieval manuscripts; printed maps; and artifacts such as IBM typewriter balls with Middle English letters used in the early camera-ready copy. (For other photographs, see the Retirements folders in Box 16.)

Additional visual materials are housed in Box 74, including four printed maps of England (all or part) used by the editors, and six examples of camera-ready pages for the MED, to illustrate the various stages the printed fascicles went through between 1952 and 2001. These are: E.1 e -- endelonges (1952), the first fascicle to be printed; the original Plan and Bibliography (1954); N.1 muche -- neigh (1978), a late example of typewriter-composited copy; Q q -- raiment (1984), the first word-processed fascicle; S.13 spranklinge -- steering (1990), a late example of the word-processed format used from Q through S; and T.1 t -- tasting (1993), the first fascicle with formatting changes to increase readability (boldfaced dates, italicized short titles for Middle English texts, etc.).

An MED Sorting Board is also part of the Audio, Digital, and Visual Material, and Artifacts series. Because of its size (26" high, 33" wide, and 11" deep at the bottom) it is housed separately. This particular sorting board was created by MED associate editor Oscar Johnson in the 1940s, and thereafter each editor had one like it at his or her desk for use in editing: usually, as the first step, for sorting the quotation slips for a word by date, with a slot for each century or part of a century; then, for separating senses or subsenses, with tentative definitions clipped to the backs of the slots into which the illustrative quotations were dropped; next, as the interpretation of senses was refined, for separating the contents of one slot into two or three, or for combining the contents of more than one slot into a single one; and, ultimately, for having the whole word in question arranged and labeled in final form by senses and subsenses along with the relevant quotations for each.

 
Audio Material [subseries]
Box   73  
Remarks by Professor James W. Downer at Sherman M. Kuhn's retirement party June 2, 1983 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   73  
Interview with Professor Larry Benson about Chaucer on NPR's Morning Edition, with comments on the MED, ( April 2, 1987 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   73  
"Alphabet Odyssey," a program on the MED produced by Cindy Bisaillon on the Canadian Broadcasting Co.'s radio program Ideas October 4, 2004 (1 optical discs (CDs))
 
Audio-Visual Material [subseries]
Box   73  
Vice President Homer Neal's Presentation to the University of Michigan Board of Regents,"Research at the University of Michigan," with a brief segment on the MED 1994
 
Digital Material [subseries]
Box   73  
Glossarial database circa 1980s-1990s (4 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   73  
Transcriptions of Trev. Higd., Trev. Dial.LC, and Trev. Epistle Berkeley in Hnt HM 28561 circa 1980s-1990s (2 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   73  
Text of Warner's edition of Vsp.D.Hom., ca. 1980s-1990s (1 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   73  
Quotations for MED Supplement prepared during grant from OVPR in summer of 2001, 2008 (1 optical discs (CD-ROMs))
Box   73  
Copy of online Middle English Compendium 2008 (1 optical discs (CD-ROMs))
 
Visual Material [subseries]
Box   73  
Drawing (pen and ink) of the Exterior of 555 South Forest by Michael Klement presented to Lewis by First Martin Corporation 2001
Box   73  
Facsimiles of Miscellaneous Medieval Manuscript Illustrations 1930s-1960s
 
Photographs
Box   73  
Miscellaneous Photographs (3 sets) 1930s-2001

(for other photographs see Retirements and Obituaries folders in Box 16)

Box   73  
Kurath and unknown participants in Summer Linguistic Institute at University of Michigan, taken in 5005 Angell Hall, ca. late 1940s
Box   73  
The five chief editors of the MED, for use in the 2001 exhibition in the University of Michigan Graduate Library 1930s-2001
Box   73  
MED offices at 555 South Forest and members of the staff 2001
Box   73  
MED Staff in Angell Hall, early 1960s
 
Postcards of British Museum Manuscripts
Box   73  
circa 1930s-1940s
Box   73  
circa 1930s-1940s
Box   73  
Slides of Medieval Manuscripts, Editions of Medieval Texts, and MED Entries Used by Kurath for Presentation to Research Club, University of Michigan November 1954

(1n 2 slide boxes)

Box   73  
Transparencies of Medieval Manuscripts circa 1960s-1970s
 
Artifacts [subseries]
Box   73  
IBM Typewriter Balls (2) with letters or diacritics for use in MED 1952-1984
Box   73  
MED Stamp 1930s-2001
Box   73  
Keys to Angell Hall 5005 1930s-1975
  Outsize Artifact  
MED Sorting Board
 
Visual Material [subseries]

(additional materials in Box 73)

Box   74  
Printed Maps
Box   74  
Student's Outline Map of Historical England, 1888 (with numbered dialect placements in pencil)
Box   74  
Dialect Map of England, from Moore, Meech, and Whitehall, "Middle English Dialect Characteristics and Dialect Boundaries," 1935
Box   74  
Monastic Britain, South Sheet 1954
Box   74  
Britain before the Conquest, South Sheet 1973
 
Samples of Final Camera-Ready Pages (6 packages each wrapped in brown paper, with earliest at the bottom)
Box   74  
E.1 e -- endelonges (1952): the first fascicle to be printed
Box   74  
The original Plan and Bibliography (1954)
Box   74  
N.1 muche -- neigh (1978): a late example of typewriter composited copy
Box   74  
Q q -- raiment (1984): the first word-processed fascicle
Box   74  
S.13 spranklinge -- steering (1990): a late example of the word-processed format used from Q through S
Box   74  
T.1 t -- tasting (1993): the first fascicle with formatting changes to increase readability (boldfaced dates, italicized short titles for Middle English texts, etc.)
 
Hand-Pulled Cross-References, late 1940s to 1980s/early 1990s 1940-1999 [series]

The Hand-Pulled Cross Reference cards series (box 75) is held in the first half of Box 75, and contains a sample of the cross-references (A-En, W-Z) that were used from the late 1940s through the 1980s, and even into the early 1990s, before the MED had developed a program to insert them directly from the computerized copy. These cross-references were hand-pulled from both the handwritten copy and the first draft of the composited copy, typed on slips, and then inserted into the final composited copy.

Box   75  
A -- En, W -- Z
 
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)
 
Non- MED MATERIALS [subgrp]

The subgroup NON- MED MATERIALS consists of material relating mainly to the Early Modern English Dictionary (EMED). For many years after the postponement of the EMED in 1939 in favor of the MED, it was hoped that work on the EMED could resume after the MED was completed, but that hope was abandoned and the quotation slips and related materials were sent to Oxford University Press in 1994 for use in the third edition of the OED (in progress). Thirteen boxes (79-91) are all that remain at the University of Michigan of the materials from the EMED. These materials are primarily from the 1930s (with one exceptions in boxes 87-91) and are almost exclusively bibliographical.

The NON- MED MATERIALS subgroup consists of two series: Bibliographies and Holdings Lists and Manuscript Concordances and Collections by Charles Crawford.

 
Bibliographies and Holdings Lists [series]

This first series, Bibliographies and Holdings Lists, series includes eight files: Master Bibliography of Early Modern English Texts, Early Modern English Texts and Reference Works in the Former EMED Library, Clements Library Early Modern English Holdings, Law Library Early Modern English Holdings, Books Housed in the Former MED Library for the Use of the EMED, General Bibliography in the Former EMED Library, and Selective List of Early Modern English Suffixes. Materials in all sub-series are arranged alphabetically.

 
Master Bibliography of Early Modern English Texts 1930s

The file Master Bibliography of Early Modern English Texts sub-series comprises the first six and a half boxes (79 through the first half of 85). It contains a master bibliography of Early Modern English texts.

Box   79  
A -- Cam
Box   80  
Can -- Dul
Box   81  
Dum -- Hd
Box   82  
Hea -- Marq
Box   83  
Marr -- Rann
Box   84  
Rao --Tol
Box   85  
Tom --Z
 
Early Modern English Texts and Reference Works in the EMED Library 1930s

The file Early Modern English Texts and Reference Works in the Former EMED Library (box 85) consists of index cards of the EMED Library holdings.

Box   85  
A -- Y
 
Clements Library Early Modern English Holdings 1930s

The Clements Library Early Modern English Holdings file (box 86) contains index cards listing the Early Modern English holdings at the University of Michigan's Clements Library.

Box   86  
A -- Z
 
Law Library Early Modern English Holdings 1930s

The Law Library Early Modern English Holdings file consists of index cards listing the Early Modern English holdings in the University of Michigan Law Library.

Box   86  
A -- Z
 
Books Housed in the Former MED Library for the Use of the EMED 1930s

The Books Housed in the Former MED Library for the Use of the EMED fileconsists of index cards from the 1930s detailing EMED holdings in the MED library. They are chiefly from the 1930s.

Box   86  
A -- W
 
General Bibliography in the Former EMED Library 1930s

The first half of box 87 contains the General Bibliography in the Former EMED Library sub-series, along with an index to it.

Box   87  
A-Y
 
Index to the General Bibliography 1930s
Box   87  
A -- W
 
Selective List of Early Modern English Suffixes 1930s

The second half of the box contains the sub-series Selective List of Early Modern English Suffixes, with examples of words ending with the suffixes. These suffixes are alphabetically arranged, from --lent to --ous. It is unclear whether any further examples were in the EMED files.

Box   87  
Suffixes from-lent to-ous
 
Manuscript Concordances and Collections by Charles Crawford [series]

The second series, Manuscript Concordances and Collections by Charles Crawford, comprises four boxes (88 through 91), containing ten files (with varying numbers of manuscript volumes in each, for a total of 27 volumes), arranged alphabetically by manuscript title: Avisa Series I, Avisa Series II, Belvedere, A Breton Concordance, a Concordance to Ben Jonson's Works, a Concordance to John Lyly's Euphues, an Index to Wits Treasury, a Concordance and Index to "Lines of Poems by Surrey, Wyatt and authors in Tottel's Miscellany," a Miscellaneous Volume, and a Concordance to The Paradise of Dainty Devices.

The writer of nearly all of these volumes was Charles Crawford, though how they made their way into the EMED Library is unknown. Crawford was a journalist of some kind, as well as a private scholar; he was born in Manchester in 1860 and lived and worked in London. From documents in the OED archives, Crawford was suggested for work on the dictionary in 1902, and was offered a position, but decided to withdrew because he felt he was not well enough qualified. He did give occasional help and advice to the OED in the years following, and it may be that the present volumes came to the EMED along with the Early Modern English slips donated by the OED in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

As a scholar and critic, Crawford flourished during the last decade of the 19th century and the first three decades of the 20th century. He began publishing articles on Elizabethen writings in the 1890's chiefly in the journal Notes & Queries and continued writing articles on related subjects at least through 1929; two volumes of the early articles appeared in his Collectanea in 1906 and 1907. He edited England's Parnassus in 1913 and published concordances of the works of Thomas Kyd (1906-10) and Christopher Marlowe (1911-32). His manuscript volumes in the EMED Library date from between 1895 and "after 1929," though most were written between 1914 and 1929.

Box 88 contains the first sub-series Avisa Series I (four volumes), and the second, Avisa Series II (three volumes). These are collections of English verse (primarily) and some prose of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, with pages consecutively numbered within each sub-series.

The third sub-series Belvedere, or The Garden of the Muses, comprises three volumes and is contained in the first half of Box 89. This is a collection of quotations from the compilation entitled Belvedere (1600), edited by John Bodenham, arranged by subject, in three volumes, with pages consecutively numbered.

The second half of Box 89 contains volumes 1 through 4 of the fourth sub-series A Breton Concordance. This is a concordance to the works of Nicholas Breton (1545-1626) and others in eleven volumes and is based on the quotations presented in the seven volumes of Avisa Series I and Avisa Series II in Box 88.

Box 90 contains the remaining seven volumes (5 through 11) of the fourth sub-series A Breton Concordance

Box 91 contains the fifth through the tenth sub-series. The fifth is "A Concordance to the 1616 Folio edition of Ben Jonson's Works, and the first edition of Every Man in his Humour." This is in fact primarily a word index based on Crawford's own concordance (not here); in his table of "Contents" Crawford refers to it as "A synopsis of the Concordance."

The sixth sub-series contains primarily a concordance to John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wyt. Euphues was first published in 1578, but this concordance is based on Edward Arber's edition published in 1868 or, more likely, the later reprint of it in 1895.

The seventh sub-series is an Index to "Wits Treasury, 1598." Palladis Tamia, Wits Treasury was written by Francis Meres (1565-1647); Crawford's volume is a combined subject index and concordance, but the primary emphasis is on subjects and proper names.

The eighth sub-series is entitled "Lines of Poems by Surrey, Wyatt and authors in Tottel's Miscellany and other places arranged in alphabetical order"; it is in fact both a separate concordance and an index of words in these authors.

The ninth sub-series is a miscellaneous volume, written by both Crawford and others, containing an edition of a play by Robert Armin, a fragmentary concordance to Hamlet, various subject-indexes to England's Parnassus (1600), and a fragmentary list of English names and writings mentioned in Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy

The tenth sub-series is a concordance to various editions between 1576 and 1600 of The Paradise of Dainty Devices. Most of The Paradise of Dainty Devices was probably compiled by Richard Edwards (?1523-66), though poems by other, later writers were included in the editions.

 
Avisa Series I [subseries]

(On the flyleaf (unnumbered) of Volume I: "Charles Crawford/ London/ June 1st, 1928." Unless noted, the texts are on the odd-numbered pages (with short notes in the righthand margins), often preceded by introductory matter on both odd-and even-numbered pages; longer notes are on the even-numbered pages; and some pages are blank, primarily even-numbered ones, as well as occasional odd-numbered ones at the ends of texts)

Box   88  
Volume I (pp. 1-475)

Notes by Crawford on Nicholas Breton (3 unnumbered pages at the beginning, followed by some blank pages)

  1. Henry Willoby Willobie His Avisa (1594): pp. 1-279N
  2. Peter Colse Penelope's Complaint or A Mirrour for wanton Menions (1596): pp. 282-407
  3. Constant Penelope. A Looking-glass for Ladies (no date) (a ballad copied from Percy'sReliques of Ancient English Poetry, 3rd series, book 3, no. 10 [1802]): pp. 408-17
  4. The Ballad of Constant Susanna (no date): pp. 418-29
  5. Extract from The Phoenix Nest (1593): pp. 430-45; specifically (pp. 433-45), the "Apology for the Earl of Leicester,"Crawford's title for The Dead Mans Right,Written upon the death of the Right Honorable the Earle of Leicester
  6. George Gascoigne, "Extracts from the 1573 'Posies'" [Crawford's short title for] A Hundreth sundrie Flowres bounde up in one small Poesie (1573): pp. 446-75; from p. 468 to p. 475 is "Miscellaneous matter in the 1573 Quarto omitted in the 'Posies' of 1575"
Box   88  
Volume II (pp. 476-935)

A -- George Gascoigne, "Extracts from the 1573 'Posies'": (continued from Volume I), ending with Crawford's note: "End of Extracts from 1573 Quarto omitted altogether or altered in the edition of 1575": pp. 476-93)

B -- Brief extracts from various authors and works, scattered throughout the rest of the volume on the following pages (pp. 493A935O):

  1. William Shakespeare: pp. 493A-B: Dedication to the Sonnets (1609); pp. 493C-F: Address to the Reader from the 1609 Quarto ofTroilus and Cressida; (copied fromThe Shakespeare Allusion-Book, I.207-8); pp. 527-29: "[Stalling the Deer]," Extract from The Passionate Pilgrime (1599))
  2. Nicholas Breton: (pp. 494-97: Extract from "The Countess of Pembroke's Love" (1592); pp. 534-39, 550-59, 642-43; 672-73, 817A-97: Extracts from The Arbor of Amorous Devices (1597); pp. 540-47, 560-87, 640-41, 668-71, 682-89, 699C-701, 706-31, 738-45, 746-49, 750-53, 766-95: Extracts from Brittons Bowre of Delights (1597); pp. 588-95, 606-11, 674-81, 690-95, 899-935: Extracts from Daffodils and Primroses (1593); pp. 646-51: Extract from A Post with a Packet of Madde Letters (1603/1637); pp. 652-67: Extracts from The Toyes of an Idle Head (1582); pp. 761A-H: Extracts from The Wil of Wit (1599)
  3. Sir Philip Sidney(Extracts from the Arcadi a: pp. 498-501: "Sapphics" from the 1590 edition; pp. 795A-795B: two sonnets added to the 1598 edition)
  4. Francis Davison (Extracts from A Poetical Rapsody (1602): pp. 500-503: "Sapphics upon the Passion of Christ" (copied from A.H. Bullen's edition [1890-91], 2.97); pp. 506-507A: "Ode XI: To his Muse" (from Bullen, 2.68); pp. 612-39: "An Eclogue Made long since upon the Death of Sir Philip Sidney" (from Bullen, 1.63) and "An Epigram to Sir Philip Sidney in Elegiacal Verse," "Hexameters upon the never-enough praised Sir Philip Sidney," "Another upon the same,", "Others upon the same (from Bullen, 2.90-92))
  5. Extracts from The Phoenix Nest (1593 all copied from Heliconia, ed. T. Park [1815]):(pp. 504-505: "Sapphics"; pp. 530-33: "[Cleopatra's Adders.] 'A Counterlove'"; pp. 600-605: "Elegies on Sir Philip Sidney"; pp. 696-99: "A Most Excellent Passion Set downe by N.B. Gent.")
  6. [J. Bodenham]: pp. 508-13: "Fair Phyllis and her Shepherd," Extract from England's Helicon (1600)
  7. [John Lyly]: pp. 514-25D: "[Women, like castles, are to be won with perseverance]" (from R.W. Bond's edition The Complete Works [1902-10], III.459)
  8. William Byrd, Extracts from First Book of Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs of Sadness and Piety (1588): pp. 596-99: "The Funeral Songs of that Honourable Gentleman, Sir Philip Sidney, Knight" (copied from A.H. Bullen's Shorter Elizabethan Poems, pp. 22-23); pp. 702-705: "[The rest are all disgraced]," "[A Sonet of faire womens fickleness in love]" (from Bullen, pp. 13, 10 respectively)
  9. Richard Edwards: pp. 644-45: "For Christmas day," extract from The Paradyse of Dainty Devises (1576)
  10. George Puttenham (?): pp. 754-55: "Puttenham's version of the 'Desire' song," Extract from The Arte of English Poesie (1589) (copied from Edward Arber's edition of 1869)
  11. Thomas Deloney, Extracts from A Garland of Goodwill (?1593): pp. 756-59 (copied from Percy'sReliques), pp. 796-817B (copied fromThe Works of Thomas Deloney, ed. F.O. Mann [1912])
  12. Thomas Watson: pp. 764-65: Sonnet 22 from his Hekatompathia (1582)
  13. Sir John Davies: Hymns of Astraea in Acrostic Verse (1599): pp. 935a-935N (copied from Edward Arber'sAn English Garner, vol. 5)
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Volume III (pp. 936-1365)

(Brief extracts from various authors and works, scattered throughout the volume on the following pages:)

  1. Nicholas Breton: (pp. 936-41, 984-99: Extracts from Daffodils and Primroses (1593); pp. 998-1003 Five pieces from the Tanner MS of Breton's works; pp. 958-81: Extracts from The Toyes of an Idle Head (1582); pp. 982-83: Extract from The Strange Fortunes of Two Excellent Princes (1600); pp. 1022-25: Extracts from The Wil of Wit (?1582); pp. 1316-21, 1334-37: Extracts from Melancholike Humours (1600) (copied from A.B. Grosart's edition of Breton [1879]); 1338-41: Extracts from An Olde Man's Lesson and a Young Man's Love (1605))
  2. Richard Edwards: (pp. 942-45, 1040-43: Extracts from The Paradyse of Dainty Devises (1576))
  3. William Byrd: (pp. 946-57: Extracts from First Book of Psalms, Sonnets, andSongs of Sadness and Piety (1588))
  4. John Taylor:: (pp. 1004-5: Extract from The Sculler (1612)
  5. George Whetstone: (pp. 1006-7: Extract from The Rock of Regard (1576); pp. 1026-29: Extract from An Heptameron (1582); pp. 1034-35: Extract from The English Myrror (1586)
  6. George Gascoigne: (pp. 1008-9: Extract from The Steele Glasse (1576); pp. 1012-17: Extracts from The Posies (1575 edition))
  7. Edmund Spenser: (pp. 1010-11: Extract from The Faerie Queene (1590))
  8. Timothy Kendall: pp. 1018-19, 1084-93:Extracts from Flowers of Epigrammes (1577)
  9. Roger Cotton: (pp. 1020-21: Extract from A Spirituall Song containing an Historicall Discourse (1596))
  10. William Browne: (pp. 1030-33: Extract from Britannia's Pastorals (?1625))
  11. Robert Toft: (pp. 1036-39: Extracts from Laura (1597) (copied from Arber'sAn English Garner, 8.27, 340)
  12. Richard Barnfield: (pp. 1044-67B: Extracts from Greenes Funeralls (1594) (copied from R.B. McKerrow's edition of 1911))
  13. [John Bodenham]: (pp. 1067E-F, 1078-83: Extracts from Politenphinia, Wits Commonwealth (1650 and 1597 editions respectively); pp. 1068-75: Extracts from England's Helicon (1600); pp. 1076-77, 1094-1109 Extracts from Belvedere, or The Garden of the Muses (1600)
  14. [John Lyly]: (pp. 1109A-D: "Of lingering Love," a poem from Rawlinson MS. Poet. 148, ff. 2-3 (copied from Bond's edition, III.463))
  15. Clement Robinson et alii: pp. 1109F-J: "A Warning for Lovers" from A Handefull of Pleasant Delites (1584) (copied from Heliconia edition, p. 53)
  16. The Phoenix Nest (1593): (pp. 1110-1251 Extracts (copied from Heliconia edition, pp. 28-147 passim); pp. 1252B-77: "A Most Rare and Excellent Dreame" (copied from A.H. Bullen's Shorter Elizabethan Poems [1903], p. 129); (1600) (from Bullen, p. 107))
  17. John Wilbye: (pp. 1280-81: "[Woe-begone me]", from The First Set of English Madrigals (1598) (copied from Bullen'sShorter Elizabethan Poems, p. 151))
  18. Sir Philip Sidney: (pp. 1282B-87: Extracts from the Arcadia (1593) (copied from Grosart's edition, 3.218); pp. 1286-87: Extract from the Arcadi a (1590); pp. 1342-45: Dedication to Astrophel and Stella (1591) (copied from Grosart's edition, 3.212))
  19. Christopher Marlowe: (pp. 1288B-91: Epistle by Thomas Thorpe prefixed to Marlowe's translation of The First Booke of Lucan (1600) (copied from Dyce's edition [1858], p. 369); pp. 1292-93: Dedication by Edward Blunt to Hero and Leander (1598) (from Dyce, p. 277); pp. 1294-97: "Ignoto Verses in Marlowe's Works" (from Dyce, p. 366)
  20. Thomas Proctor et al. The Gorgeous Gallery of Gallant Inventions (1578): (pp. 1298B-99: "Verses by A.M." (copied from Heliconia edition, p. ix); pp. 1300-1307 Verses by Owen Roydon (copied from Heliconia edition, pp. x, 1)
  21. Robert Allott: (pp. 1308-11: Dedication and "To the Reader" from England's Parnassus (1600) (copied from Crawford's edition [1913], pp. 3, 4))
  22. Richard Al[l]ison: (Extract from An Howres Recreation in Musicke (1606) (copied from Bullen'sShorter Elizabethan Poems, p. 264))
  23. Author Uncertain: (pp. 1322-25: "A Farewell to the Vanities of the World" (copied from John Hannah Works of Wotton and Raleigh [1910], p. 109))
  24. Robert Southwell: (pp. 1345C-49: Dedication by H.W. to A Foure-fold Meditation of the Foure Last Things (1606))
  25. Francis Davison et alii: (pp. 1350-55: "The Lie," a poem from A Poetical Rhapsody (1602) (copied from Bullen's edition, 1.28))
  26. Anthony Munday: pp. 1356-65: Introductory matter to A Banquet of Daintie Conceits (1588) (copied from Park's edition of the anthology printed in The Harleian Miscellany [1812], 9.219)
  27. Alexander Niccholes: (pp. 1365A-Z: Extracts from A Discourse of Marriage and Wiving (1615) (copied from The Harleian Miscellany [1744-46], 2.141-67))
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Volume IV (pp. 1366-1895)

(Brief extracts from various authors and works, scattered throughout the volume on the following pages:)

  1. John Dowland: (pp. 1366-67: "[Too chaste, and too cruel]," extract from The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Aires (1603) (copied from Bullen's Shorter Elizabethan Poems, p. 119))
  2. Thomas Deloney: (pp. 1368-71: Dedication to Jack of Newberie (?1597) (copied from F.O. Mann's edition [1912], p. 2); pp. 1374-79: Dedications (2) to The Gentle Craft, Part II (?1597); pp. 1420-23: Dedication to "Canaan's Calamatie," from The Works (1597), vol. 2)
  3. Sir Edward Dyer (alleged): pp. 1380-93: Two poems ("[The Man of Woe]" and "A Fancy") (copied from Hannah's Poems of Wotton and Raleigh [1910], pp. 153 and 154); pp. 1882-87: "My Mind to me a Kingdom is" (copied from Percy's Reliques (with collations from the Rawlinson manuscript and from Byrd's First Book of Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs [1588])
  4. Sir Philip Sidney: pp. 1580-1627 Poems appended to the Arcadia (1598) (copied from Arber'sEnglish Garner, II.171-93); pp. 1628-43: Additions to Astrophel and Stella first found in the Arcadia (1598) (copied from Grosart,Complete Poems, I.54, 185, et passim and Arber'sEnglish Garner, I.521, 573, et passim); pp. 1644-59: Poems (not by Sidney) added to Newman's "surreptitious" edition of Astrophel and Stella (1591) (copied from Arber'sEnglish Garner, I.582-600 passim); pp. 1672-73: Henry Olney's address to the reader from his edition of An Apologie for Poetrie (1595); pp. 1674-89: Extracts from Book VI of the Arcadia (1624) attributed toRichard Beling (copied from the Routledge edition of the Arcadia . . . with the additions of . . . Richard Beling [1907 or 1921], pp. 630-78 passim.
  5. Arthur Bourch(i)er:: (pp. 1660-67: Poems printed in Geffrey Whitney A Choice of Emblemes (1586), and The Paradyse of Dainty Devises (1576))
  6. William Byrd: (pp. 1690-1709 1756-63: Extracts from Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs of Sadness and Piety (1588) (copied from Bullen'sShorter Elizabethan Poems, pp. 3-21 passim); pp. 1710-41: Extracts from Songs of Sundrie Natures (1589) (copied from Bullen, pp. 27-49 passim); pp. 1742-55: Extracts from the 2nd Book of Songs and Sonnets (1611) (copied from Bullen, pp. 52-58); pp. 1848-49: La Verginella" (copied from Bullen, p. 75))
  7. George Whetstone: (pp. 1764-67: Publisher's Dedication (by Thomas Cadman) to his edition of the Elegy on Sir Philip Sidney (?1586 or 1587))
  8. John Wilbye: (pp. 1854-55, 1859-61: Extracts from the 1st Set of Madrigals (1598) (copied from Bullen,Shorter Elizabethan Poems, pp. 152 and 145, 147))
  9. Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford: (pp. 1856-57: "Fain would I sing, etc." from Poems (a1604) (copied from John Hannah's Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh . . . with those of Sir Henry Wotton and other courtly poets [1910]))
  10. Christopher Marlowe: pp. 1878-79: R[ichard] J[ones]'s address to the readers from Tamburlaine (1590)
  11. Sir Walter Raleigh: (pp. 1880-81: "Fain would I, but I dare not," verses found in MS. Rawlinson 41, f. 41 (copied from Hannah's Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh . . . with those of Sir Henry Wotton [1910]))
  12. John Lyly (?): (pp. 1888-95: Six poems found in MS. Additional 22,601 (copied from Bond's edition, III.451-53))
 
Avisa Series II [subseries]

(As in Series I, unless noted, the texts are on the odd-numbered pages (with short notes in the righthand margins), often preceded by introductory matter on both odd-and even-numbered pages; longer notes are on the even-numbered pages; and some pages are blank, primarily even-numbered ones, as well as occasional odd-numbered ones at the ends of texts.)

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Volume I (pp. 1-501N)

(Brief extracts from various authors and works, scattered throughout the volume on the following pages:

  1. Nicholas Breton: (pp. 1-41: The Countess of Pembroke's Passion (n.d.; 1st published in 1853 by J.O. Halliwell, A Brief Description of the Ancient and Modern Manuscripts Preserved in the Public Library, Plymouth . . . [privately printed]);pp. 42-93: The Countess of Pembroke's Love (1592 printed with the following item); pp. 94-197: The Pilgrimage to Paradise (1592))
  2. Thomas Watson:: (pp. 198-255: The Tears of Fancy (1593) Bartholomew Griffin: pp. 256-327: Fidessa, more chaste then kind (1596)?)
  3. John Chalkhill: (pp. 327A-403: Alcilia: Philoparthen's Loving Folly (1595) (copied from A.H. Bullen, An English Garner [1903]))
  4. Francis Davison et alii: (pp. 403A-501: Selections from A Poetical Rapsodie (1602) (copied from Bullen's edition [1890-91], volumes I and II passim))
  5. William Shakespeare: (pp. 501A-501J: Dedication and address to readers from the "First Folio" of Shakespeare's works (1623) (copied from The Shakespeare Allusion-Book, I.313-16); pp. 501K-501N: Title page and address to the reader from The Tragedy of Othello (1622))
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Volume II (pp. 502-1005)

(Brief extracts from various authors and works, scattered throughout the volume on the following pages:)

  1. Francis Davison et alii: pp. 502-97: Extracts from A Poetica Rapsodie (1602) (copied from Bullen's edition, vol. II passim); pp. 892-917: Poems by various authors from A Poetical Rapsodie (1602) (copied from Bullen's edition, vol. II passim and I.86)
  2. R. B.: pp. 598-647B: Orpheus his Journey to Hell (1595)
  3. [J. Bodenham]: pp. 648-773: Extracts from England'sHelicon (1600) (copied from Bullen's edition passim)
  4. Richard Barnfield: (pp. 776-91, 829a-29b: The Affectionate Shepheard (1594), Part I (this and the following are all copied from E. Arber's edition [1882]); pp. 792-813: The Affectionate Shepheard (1594), Part II; pp. 814-29:The Shepherds Content, from The Affectionate Shepheard (1594); pp. 830-35:The Complaint of Chastitie, from The Affectionate Shepheard (1594); pp. 836-43:Hellens Rape, from The Affectionate Shepheard (1594); pp. 848-59: Cynthia, with certain Sonnets and the Legend of Cassandra (1595); pp. 860-85:Cassandra, from Cynthia (1595); pp. 886-91: Extracts from Poems in Diverse Humors (1598)
  5. William Shakespeare:(pp. 919-29, 935 (lower half): Sonnets (1609)
  6. Henry Chettle::pp. 930-35 (upper half): Address "To the Gentlemen Readers" from Kind-Hartes Dreame (1592) (copied from the Bodley Head reprint [1923]); pp. 944-65: Extracts from England's Mourning Garment (1603) (copied from The Harleian Miscellany, ed. W. Oldys [1744-46]) ?J[ohn] H[ind]: pp. 936-43: Extracts from The Mirrour of Worldly Fame (1603) (copied fromThe Harleian Miscellany, ed. W. Oldys [1744-46])
  7. Richard Niccols: (pp. 966-77, 997-99: Epicedium (1603) (copied from Bond's edition [1902], I.509-16)?
  8. John Lyly: 978-81: "Entertainment to Elizabeth at Cowdray" (1591); pp. 983-85: "Entertainment to Elizabeth at Elvetham" (1591); pp. 985-89: "Entertainment to Elizabeth at Quarrendon" (1592); p. 991: "Entertainment to Elizabeth at Sudeley" (1592) (all copied from Bond's edition, vol. I passim)
  9. Robert Southwell: (pp. 992-93: Dedication by the publisher, W. Barret, from a 1620 collection of Southwell's Poems (copied from W.B. Turnbull, The Poetical Works [1856]); pp. 994-95: Verses by the publisher from Southwell's Triumphs over Death (1595)
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Volume III (pp. 1006-1407)

(Brief extracts from various authors and works, scattered throughout the volume on the following pages:

  1. Robert Jones (pp. 1013-21, 1024-27: Extracts from The First Booke of Songes and Ayres (1600) (copied from Bond's edition of Lyly, vol. III passim); pp. 1022-23: Extract from Muses Gardin for Delights (1610) (copied from Bond, III.490))
  2. Nicholas Breton:
    • pp. 1028-97: Melancholike Humours (1600) (copied from G.B. Harrison's edition [1929])
    • pp. 1112-19: Extracts from The Wil of Wit (1599) (copied fromElizabethan and Jacobean Pamphlets, pp. 112, 85-86)
    • pp. 1137-97: The Passionate Shepheard (1604) (copied from Grosart's edition)
    • pp. 1198-1201 Extract from Pasquils Mad-cappe (1626)
    • pp. 1202-1209 Extracts from Pasquils Fooles-cap (1600)
    • pp. 1211-17: Extracts from Pasquils Passe and passeth not (1600)
    • pp. 1218-19: Title page to A Solemne Passion of the Soules Love (1623)
    • pp. 1220-25: Extracts from The Ravisht Soule and the Blessed Weeper (1601)
    • pp. 1226-33: Extracts from The Longing of a Blessed Heart (1601)
    • pp. 1234-37: Extracts from The Soules Harmony (1602)
    • pp. 1238-43: Extracts from The Mothers Blessing (1602)
    • pp. 1244-51: Extracts from The Soules Immortall Crowne (1605)
    • pp. 1252-55: Extracts from A True Description of Unthankfulnesse (1602)
    • pp. 1256-59: Extracts from The Honour ofValour (1605)
    • pp. 1260-61: Extract from An Invective against Treason (1616)
    • pp. 1262-65: Extracts from I Would and I Would not (1614)
    • pp. 1266-67: Title page to The Workes of a young Wit (1577)
    • pp. 1268-69: Poem attributed to Breton from John Hind's Eliosto Libidinoso (1606)
    • pp. 1270-75: Extracts from Auspicante Jehova (1597)
    • pp. 1276-79: Extracts from Wits Trenchmour (1597)
    • pp. 1280-87: Extracts from A Floorish upon Fancie (1582)
    • pp. 1288-89: Extracts from The Scholler and the Souldiour (1599)
    • pp. 1290-93: Extracts from The Miseries of Mavillia (1599)
    • pp. 1294-99: Extracts from The Praise of Vertuous Ladies (1599)
    • pp. 1300-1305 Extracts from The Strange Fortunes of Two Excellent Princes (1600)
    • pp. 1306-1309 Title pages to Crossing of Proverbs (n.d./1616);)
    • pp. 1013-21, 1024-27: Extracts from The First Booke of Songes and Ayres (1600) (copied from Bond's edition of Lyly, vol. III passim)
    • pp. 1022-23: Extract from Muses Gardin for Delights (1610) (copied from Bond, III.490))
    • pp. 1028-97: Melancholike Humours (1600) (copied from G.B. Harrison's edition [1929])
    • pp. 1112-19: Extracts from The Wil of Wit (1599) (copied from Elizabethan and Jacobean Pamphlets, pp. 112, 85-86)
    • pp. 1137-97: The Passionate Shepheard (1604) (copied from Grosart's edition)
    • pp. 1198-1201 Extract from Pasquils Mad-cappe (1626)
    • pp. 1202-1209 Extracts from Pasquils Fooles-cap (1600)
    • pp. 1211-17: Extracts from Pasquils Passe and passeth not (1600)
    • pp. 1218-19: Title page to A Solemne Passion of the Soules Love (1623)
    • pp. 1220-25: Extracts from The Ravisht Soule and the Blessed Weeper (1601)
    • pp. 1226-33: Extracts from The Longing of a Blessed Heart (1601)
    • pp. 1234-37: Extracts from The Soules Harmony (1602)
    • pp. 1238-43: Extracts from The Mothers Blessing (1602)
    • pp. 1244-51: Extracts from The Soules Immortall Crowne (1605)
    • pp. 1252-55: Extracts from A True Description of Unthankfulnesse (1602)
    • pp. 1256-59: Extracts from The Honour of Valour (1605)
    • pp. 1260-61: Extract from An Invective against Treason (1616)
    • pp. 1262-65: Extracts from I Would and I Would not (1614)
    • pp. 1266-67: Title page to The Workes of a young Wit (1577)
    • pp. 1268-69: Poem attributed to Breton from John Hind's Eliosto Libidinoso (1606)
    • pp. 1270-75: Extracts from Auspicante Jehova (1597)
    • pp. 1276-79: Extracts from Wits Trenchmour (1597)
    • pp. 1280-87: Extracts from A Floorish upon Fancie (1582)
    • pp. 1288-89: Extracts from The Scholler and the Souldiour (1599)
    • pp. 1290-93: Extracts from The Miseries of Mavillia (1599)
    • pp. 1294-99: Extracts from The Praise of Vertuous Ladies (1599)
    • pp. 1300-1305 Extracts from The Strange Fortunes of Two Excellent Princes (1600)
    • pp. 1306-1309 Title pages to Crossing of Proverbs (n.d./1616);)
  3. Sir Philip Sidney: (pp. 1098-99: Poem from "Pansies" (?copied from A.B. Grosart The Complete Poems [1877]))
  4. Ralph Sidley: (pp. 1100-1103 "Verses of Praise" (in Robert Greene Greenes Never Too Late [1590], Parts I and II) (copied from Grosart's edition of Greene's Part I Never Too Late and Francesco's Fortunes, or Part IINever Too Late))
  5. Richard Stapleton: (pp. 1104-1105 "To the Author," verses prefixed to George Chapman's Ovid's Banquet of Sense (1595) (copied from the Chatto & Windus edition, p. l iii); pp. 1128-31: "To the Curteous and Courtly Ladies of England," verses praising Robert Greene's Mamillia, Part II (1593) (copied from Grosart's Works of Robert Greene [1881-86], II.146-48))
  6. R.S.: (pp. 1106-1107 (upper part): "In prayse of Gascoignes 'Posies',"verses from George Gascoigne's The Posies (1575) (copied from J.W. Cunliffe's edition of The Complete Works [1907-10], 1.20); pp. 1106-1107 (lower part): verses commending Spenser's The Faerie Queene I)
  7. [D.]: (pp. 1108-1109 "In prayse of Gascoigne and his 'Posies'," verses from George Gascoigne's The Posies (1575))
  8. [George Gascoigne]: (pp. 1110-1111 "The Printer in commendation of Gascoigne and his works," verses from George Gascoigne's The Posies (1575))
  9. Sir Henry Wotton: (pp. 1120-27: Extracts from Reliquiae Wottonianae (1651-85) (copied from John Hannah's Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh . . . with those of Sir Henry Wotton and other courtly poets [1875 or 1910]))
  10. G.B.: (p. 1133 "In Praise of the Author and his Booke," verses praising Robert Greene'sMamillia, Part II (1593) (copied from A.B. Grosart's Works of Robert Greene [1881-86], 2.249-50))
  11. Ed. Percy(: p. 1135 Verses "In Praise of the Author" of Greene's)
  12. Alcida (1617): (copied from A.B. Grosart's Works of Robert Greene (1881-86), 9.9-10)
  13. Samuel Pick: (pp. 1400-1401 Printed note on his Festum Voluptatis, Or the Banquet of Pleasure (1639))
 
Belvedere Concordance [subseries]

(Charles Crawford], "Belvedere, or The Garden of the Muses. 1600." In Crawford's hand, compiled by him after 31 October 1929 (see date on Vol. I, p. 71). Occasional pages are blank.)

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Volume I (pp. 1-540)
  1. pp. 1-2: "Index" to Volume I and a few notes about the Spenser Society edition (1875) ofBelvedere, from which the quotations are copied
  2. p. 3: Original title page, with Belvedere spelled Bel-vedere
  3. p. 4: Note by Crawford explaining that the following list was drawn up by him and differs from the original and that for convenience he has arranged the extracts by numbers from 1 to 4482
  4. pp. 5-7: "An Alphabetical List of the Sections" (by subject, from "Advice" to "Zeal")
  5. p. 9: "October 31, 1929. Index of Quotations Identified."
  6. pp. 9-69 (odd pages): "Index" proper, alphabetically arranged by author or work; pp. 8-68 (even pages): notes passim on various items in the Index
  7. p. 71: "Other Quotations Identified after October 31, 1929" (4 items)
  8. p. 78: Note by Crawford that the address on the next page was written by Nicholas Breton
  9. pp. 79-89 (odd pages): "To the Reader," with occasional notes in the right margins
  10. pp. 89-93 (odd pages): "The Conclusion" (to the address)
  11. pp. 95-101 (odd pages): Sonnets and "Verses of Commendation"
  12. p. 102: Notes by Crawford on what follows
  13. pp. 103-540: Quotations numbered 1-1467
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Volume II (pp. 541-1060)

(pp. 541-1060 Quotations numbered 1468-3949)

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Volume III (pp. 1061-1310)

pp. 1171-1227 (odd pages): "Title-pages etc." (155 items, arranged alphabetically by author)

pp. 1229-1310 "Index to Notes" (alphabetically arranged by author or work)

 
A Breton Concordance. After 1928 [subseries]

(see Avisa Series I); Volume 8 has the date "10 December 1932" in pencil on the back of the front cover, but it is not in Crawford's hand. Each page is divided into five columns headed: "Series" [either I or II], "Page" [within each series], "Line" [on the page], [Quotation], and "Author)

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Volume 1 (pp. 1-508): a -- brand
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Volume 2 (pp. 1-542): brass -- dedicatory
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Volume 3 (pp. 1-547): deed --fatal
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Volume 4 (pp. 1-541): fate -- greyhound
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Volume 5 (pp. 1-546): grief -- labour
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Volume 6 (pp. 1-545): labored -- measure
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Volume 7 (pp. 1-540): measured -- plain
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Volume 8 (pp. 1-539): plained -- secrecy
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Volume 9 (pp. 1-545): secret -- subque
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Volume 10 (pp. 1-541): subscribe -- vow
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Volume 11 (pp. 1-388): vowed -- z
 
Other Volumes [subseries]
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Charles Crawford, "A Concordance to the 1616 Folio edition of Ben Jonson's Works, and the first edition of Every Man in his Humour. " circa 1914

(Compiled some time after "1914" (a date Crawford refers to in his introduction) occasional pages are blank)

pp. I-III: Title (on p. I) and introduction to the "Concordance" (pp. I-III)

pp. I-III: Title (on p. I) and introduction to the "Concordance" (pp. I-III)

pp. 1-576: Word Index

p. 576 (lower down): "Plan of the Concordance"

pp. 577-96: "Verbatim extract from the Concordance," from Winchester to Wisp

pp. 597-658: "Key to the Numbering of the lines in the 1616 Folio": (a comparative chart of the line-numbering of the 1616 folio, Cunningham's edition of William Gifford's edition of 1816 and Edward Moxon's edition of 1838 (and its reissue of 1858)

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[Charles Crawford], Concordance to "John Lyly's Euphues (Arber)."

(No date in volume, but after 1868 the date of Edward Arber's edition of Euphues, or, more likely, the later reprint of it in 1895. The Concordance proper (Part A) appears not to be in Crawford's hand, but Part B is.)

  1. A: pp. 1-257: Concordance proper, from Abate to Zulho (but the latter word is crossed out and replaced by a similar word beginning with a foreign [?Egyptian] capital letter), followed by 42 unnumbered pages)
  2. B: unidentified texts (beginning at the end of the volume, upside down, and continuing back towards the center of the volume, are two items, both in Crawford's hand)
  3. [England's Parnassus] (7 pages (only 2 through 6 are numbered, with each number circled) with "England's Parnassus" (and "Collier's edition" on p. 1) along the tops of the pages and columns; the columns are headed: "No." (from 1 to 191), "Page" (from 1 to 44), "Subject" (alphabetically arranged), "Author", "References and Date"; ends imperfectly 5 lines into p. [7]; one blank page follows)
  4. [Belvedere] (40 unnumbered pages beginning "Belvedere," with columns headed: "Belvedere (No. [from 1 to 4482]/Section)", "Wits Commonwealth (No./Section/Signature)", "Wits Treasury (No./Section/Signature)", "Wits Theater (No./Section/Signature)", "Found in Author/Work", and "Englands Parnassus (No.)"; the first 14 pages ("Belvedere" through item 399) have some blanks filled in, but only occasional additions after that)
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Charles Crawford, Index to "Wits Treasury, 1598"

(running title across tops of pages). On an unnumbered page before p. I: "Charles Crawford London. The Index was finished July 10, 1914." pp. I-XXV are blank, followed by another 47 unnumbered blank pages, pp. 1-494: Index proper, from Aaron to Zephyrus)

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[Charles Crawford], "Lines of Poems by Surrey, Wyatt and authors in Tottel's Miscellany and other places arranged in alphabetical order."

(No date in volume (but after 1895 the date of Edward Arber's edition ofTottel's Miscellany) 4 unnumbered leaves before p. 1, on the first of which (recto and verso): Title (as above) and notes on the editions used by Crawford in his Concordance: Arber's edition (1895) of Tottel's Miscellany for most of the poems; Robert Bell's editions in The Annotated Edition of the English Poets (1854) for the poems of Wyatt and for those poems of Surrey that are not in theMiscellany; the sources of all other quotations are noted at the appropriate places in the volume. For the "Index of Words" he used the Aldine edition of Surrey and Wyatt (1908), and for other authorsTottel's Miscellany.)

pp. 1-384: Concordance from A to Zeal

pp. 385-499: "Index of Words in Surrey, Wyatt, andTottel's Miscellany ", alphabetically arranged from "A.W." (then "Aback") to "Zoroas"

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[Charles Crawford], Miscellaneous Volume. Dated by Crawford after (see Part B, item 2). 31 October 1914
 
Part A (in various hands):

The History of the two Maids of More-clacke, with the life and simple maner of John in the Hospitall . . . Written by Robert Armin . . . London: Printed by N.O. for Thomas Archer . . . 1609"

  1. (pp. 1-66: a copy of the play from the original edition (this piece appears not to be in Crawford's hand, but looks more like the hand of the Concordance to Lyly's Euphues above))
  2. A Concordance to Hamlet, The Quarto of 1603 (Aldis Wright's Reprint) & The Folio Play (modernised by Professor E. Dowden"; only the beginning of the Concordance appears, from "A" to "Believe" (pp. 69-105, in a hand quite different from Crawford's)
  3. openings [unnumbered], 1-54: An alphabetical subject-index to Robert Allott's England's Parnassus (1600) (each subject divided into eight columns that cover a two-page opening (a facing verso and recto), six columns on the verso and two on the recto; beginning with the second verso of the index the openings are numbered from 1 to 54; the subject-index proper contains 1823 numbered items beginning with "Angels" and ending with "Youth" (both this and the next item are in Crawford's hand); the columns are headed: "No." (from 1 to 1823), "Page in Collier" [Collier's Reprints Vol. 3] (from 1 to 383), "Attributed to," "Found in," "References and Date," "Beginning of Quotation," "No. of lines adduced," and "Notes")
  4. openings 54-72: Additional subject-indexes in the same format (numbered 1824 to 2331 and covering pp. 383-582 in Collier), divided into sections: "The Division of the Day Naturall," "Poetical Descriptions," "Poetical Comparisons," and "Miscellanea," each section having a number of sub-divisions; with "End" on opening 72)
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Part B

(an unbound chunk of 42 unnumbered pages in three parts, all in Crawford's hand; probably part of the original volume)

  1. Index to Authors": 71 names, with references to where in the Parnassus they are found (34 pp.)
  2. Summary of Results [from the previous Index] 31/10/1914" (4 pp.:)
  3. English Names and Writings mentioned and quoted in Burton's Anat[omy] of Melancholy," alphabetically arranged but ending in early C (4 pp.:, some pages following May have been lost)
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Charles Crawford, "The Paradise of Dainty Devices: A complete concordance of the poems in the editions of 1576, 1578, 1580, 1596 and 1600." This volume was compiled by Crawford in "March, 1916."

Concordance proper, from A to Z, pp. 1-394

"First lines of Poems, and the Signatures appended to them." (p. 397: Description of his procedure in what follows; pp. 398-489: On each two-page opening the numbered poem or poems are on the even-numbered page and the signatures of the five editions on the odd-numbered page; pp. 398-471: Poems of the 1576 edition (numbered 1-99); pp. 472-85: Poems in the 1580 edition not in the 1576 edition (numbered 100-17); pp. 486-89: Poems printed in the 1596 edition for the first time (numbered 118-24); pp. 488-89 bottom: An additional poem found only in the 1578 edition (numbered 125)