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Dr. Frederick James Furnivall

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Dr. Frederick James Furnivall

Person  Male  Born 4/2/1825  Died 2/7/1910

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Born Egham, Surrey. Scholar and editor. He became honorary secretary of the philological society in 1853, where he laid the foundations for the Oxford English Dictionary. He founded a number of societies, most of which attracted criticism and controversy for their principles. A lifelong boating enthusiast, he founded the Hammersmith Sculling Club in 1896, which initially was intended for working-class girls. Died 3 St George’s Square, Primrose Hill.

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