Sir William Craigie was born - On this day in history


13 August 2019
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Scottish lexicographer Sir William Craigie was born on 13 August 1867. ...

Scottish lexicographer Sir William Craigie, a passionate supporter of the Scots language, was born on 13 August 1867. Craigie had a passion for the art of language and acted as joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary for 32 years.

He was also keen to promote the Scots language and pioneered a Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue. Craigie also worked on an Oxford edition of Hans Christian Andersen tales.

Further reading

Published writings of Sir William Craigie