Burchfield’s Supplement 1957-1986

Photographs from the OED archives covering the creation of the Second Supplement to the OED. This was edited by Robert Burchfield, who was appointed in 1957, and appeared in four volumes published between 1972 and 1986. For a full account of the work see Brewer, Treasure-house of the Language, 2007.

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