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Dr Henry Bradley
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1845
Death: May 23, 1923

From 'Examining the OED':

As a boy Bradley attended Chesterfield grammar school for the years 1855 to 1859, after which his family moved to Sheffield. In 1863 he became corresponding clerk to a cutlery firm, a post he held for twenty years, over the course of which he filled up his spare hours with independent and imaginative literary and philological investigations (including learning a wide range of different languages). In 1884 he moved to London and supported himself by miscellaneous literary work, including reviewing the first fascicle of the Dictionary which appeared that year (Bradley 1884). Subsequent correspondence with Murray led to Bradley's working on the Dictionary straightaway (within four months, to be precise, on the latter part of the letter B) and his position was formalized five years later, though not without reservations from Murray, on whom the appointment had been foisted willy-nilly by the Delegates (urged by their unsympathetic Secretary, Lytellton Gell) who were anxious to increase the speed of production (K. M. E. Murray 1977: 62-4, 81-2, 257-8). Bradley moved to Oxford in 1896 to facilitate his work on the Dictionary, where he lived for many years in North House, part of the OUP quadrangle which opens on to Walton Street in Jericho. Subsequently the Press housed him in Polstead then Woodstock Road, Oxford. He was elected a member of Exeter College in 1896 and a fellow of Magdalen College in 1916.

Married Eleanor Kate Hides 9th April 1872. 
St Cross Churchyard
City of Oxford
Oxfordshire, England
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Record added: Oct 08, 2007
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Dr Henry Bradley
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