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A periodical founded in 1849 by Thoms, designed to furnish a means for the interchange of thought and information among those engaged in literature, art, and science. Its motto was (until ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
62 words

... and Queries An ongoing periodical founded in 1849 by William Thoms , originally subtitled ‘a medium of inter‐communication for literary men, artists, antiquaries, genealogists, etc.’ It was conceived as part academic journal, part correspondence column, where scholars could seek or exchange information. Its motto was (until 1923 ) Captain Cuttle's ‘When found, make a note of’ ( see Dombey and Son...

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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86 words

... and Queries A periodical first published weekly in 1849 , and now published quarterly by Oxford University Press. It contains much valuable information on all subjects, mostly supplied by readers in reply to other readers’ queries. The main subjects are literary and historical, but much genealogy and local history are included. There are cumulative indexes, but not for the more recent volumes. It is available in most of the large public libraries. The volumes for 1849–69 are available online. http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej Internet Library of Early...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
86 words

... and Queries A periodical founded in 1849 by William Thoms , originally subtitled ‘a medium of inter‐communication for literary men, artists, antiquaries, genealogists, etc.’ It was conceived as part academic journal, part correspondence column, where scholars could seek or exchange information. Still thriving, it is now largely literary in subject, and has moved closer to the conventional format of a scholarly journal, publishing longer contributions. Its motto was (until 1923 ) Captain Cuttle's ‘When found, make a note of’ ( see Dombey and Son...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
72 words

... and Queries . A periodical first published weekly in 1849 , and now published quarterly by Oxford University Press. It contains much valuable information on all subjects, mostly supplied by readers in reply to other readers' queries. The main subjects are literary and historical, but much genealogy and local history are included. There are cumulative indexes, but not for the more recent volumes. It is available in most of the large public...

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Susan Brock

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... and Queries was founded in 1849 by William J. Thoms with the epigraph ‘when found, make a note of (Captain Cuttle)’ as ‘a medium for intercommunication for literary men, artists, antiquaries and genealogists, etc.’ Now addressed to ‘readers and writers, collectors and librarians’, it publishes brief factual articles, requests for information, and reviews, of which a substantial percentage have always concerned Shakespeare. Susan...

Notes and Queries on Anthropology

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
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170 words

...Notes and Queries on Anthropology British research questionnaire for use by travellers, missionaries, and other non-anthropologists to aid in the collection of empirical data about the customs , beliefs , behaviours, and material culture of non-Western societies for scientific analysis by ‘armchair’ anthropologists. A joint publication of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, the Notes and Queries went through six editions between 1874 and 1951 . A primary...

Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
91 words

...and Australian Notes & Queries , the journal of the Book Collectors' Society of Australia, began publication in 1947 and was edited by Walter Stone until his death in 1981 . Originally titled Biblionews , it was distributed as a monthly newsletter to members until March 1964 . A second, more substantial but irregular series, titled Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries , ran 1966–72 ; a third series began quarterly publication in 1976 . The periodical, which includes much useful miscellaneous bibliographical and biographical material,...

Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries  

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A periodical founded in 1849 by Thoms, designed to furnish a means for the interchange of thought and information among those engaged in literature, art, and science. Its motto was (until 1923) ...
Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries

Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries  

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Literature
The journal of the Book Collectors' Society of Australia, began publication in 1947 and was edited by Walter Stone until his death in 1981. Originally titled Biblionews, it was distributed ...
Place-Names

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,692 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...does so uncritically and without noting discrepancies between these and etymologies given in earlier Mills dictionaries of 1991 and 1998 . Perhaps the best advice for enquirers wanting an etymology is that they should consult several dictionaries and if there is a serious discrepancy they should ask for advice. Queries are sympathetically received at the English Place‐Name Society's headquarters at Nottingham University. Apart from dictionaries, the most widely used books are Kenneth Cameron , English Place‐Names (4th edn, 1988 ), and Margaret Gelling ,...

Welsh Local and Family History

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,123 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Jones , 1990 ), and he depended on the Welsh poet and herald Siôn Tudur for genealogical information. Also, Wynn was influenced by Philemon Holland's English translation of Britannia in 1610 . Camden's work also motivated Edward Lhuyd , of Llanforda, Oswestry. He contributed sections on Wales to Edmund Gibson 's new translation and edition, printed in 1695 . In 1697 he distributed 4 000 copies of his Parochial Queries , containing questions on antiquities, place‐names, customs, and natural history, and he toured Wales systematically in the following...

Cuttle, Captain Edward

Cuttle, Captain Edward  

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A character in Dickens's Dombey and Son. His favourite expression is, ‘When found, make a note of.’ See Notes and Queries.
Athenian Gazette

Athenian Gazette  

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(later the Athenian Mercury),a periodical published by Dunton, a question‐and‐answer paper, and thus a precursor of Notes and Queries. It first appeared in March 1691 and flourished until 1697.
FLS News

FLS News  

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A newsletter for members of the Folklore Society, begun in 1969 and appearing three times a year. It contains many notes and queries.
Bibliotheck

Bibliotheck  

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A journal that publishes articles, notes, and queries on all aspects of Scottish book history. It has appeared irregularly since 1956; since 2004 it has become semi-annual and is now produced from ...
Eliza Gutch

Eliza Gutch  

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(1840–1931).Born Eliza Hutchinson in Lincolnshire, she became Mrs Gutch (as she was widely known) when she married York solicitor John James Gutch in 1868. Mrs Gutch was a founder member of the ...
S. O. Addy

S. O. Addy  

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(1848–1933)Antiquarian and folklorist. A Sheffield solicitor who contributed numerous articles on medieval charters, †place‐names, dialect, †folklore, material culture, etc. to the Derbyshire ...
William John Thoms

William John Thoms  

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(1803–85),antiquary, author of several works including The Book of the Court (1838), and editor of a number of volumes including a collection of Early Prose Romances (1827–8) and The History of ...
Word-Lore

Word-Lore  

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Subtitled The ‘Folk’ Magazine and published by the Folk Press Ltd., edited by Douglas Macmillan. It ran for twelve numbers, January 1926 to December 1927, and included short pieces on many aspects of ...
Joseph Horsfall Turner

Joseph Horsfall Turner  

(1845–1915)antiquarian who edited Yorkshire Notes and Queries and produced Haworth Past and Present (1879), and the valuable Brontëana (1898) containing Patrick Brontë's collected works and Turner's ...

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