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date: 12 November 2019

Early English Text Society

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Early English Text Society 

Founded in 1864 by F. J. Furnivall, with support from W. W. Skeat and others, to publish Early and Middle English texts. Much of its early history is undocumented. The Society, which is supported by subscription, continues to publish regularly, with over 475 volumes listed in its current catalogue.