James Augustus Henry Murray


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Sir James Augustus Henry Murray (7 February 1837 – 26 July 1915) was a Scottish lexicographer and philologist. He was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1879 until his death.

Sir James Murray was born in the village of Denholm near Hawick in the Scottish Borders, the eldest son of a draper, Thomas Murray. A precocious child with a voracious appetite for learning, ... more »

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  • ''I am not a literary man.... I am a man of science, and I am interested in that branch of Anthropology which deals with the history of human speech.''
    J.A.H. (James Augustus Henry) Murray (1837-1915), British lexicographer. Lecture to the Ashmolean History Society, Oxford. Quoted in K.M. Elisabeth Mu...
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