Skeat, Walter William

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Walter William Skeat (1835–1912); philologist.

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Walter William Skeat (1835–1912; Oxford DNB); philologist. Elected to the new Elrington and Bosworth professorship of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge in 1878. Edited a range of works including Chaucer and Anglo-Saxon texts, and also published textbooks promoting the study of the English language. Appointed a Vice-President of the Society of Authors.

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Elliott & Fry. Portrait of Walter William Skeat. Albumen Cabinet Card. 1890s. NPG x25922 © National Portrait Gallery, London. https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw121398/Walter-William-Skeat.

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“Skeat, Walter William,” The History of the Society of Authors, 1884–1914, accessed May 30, 2024, https://historysoa.com/people/Skeat-Walter-William.

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