Elsie Shanks: Material for a Law French dictionary

Scope and Content

The typescript draft of a dictionary of Law French compiled according to the method of the New English dictionary, with quotations from printed texts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elsie Shanks worked on the preparation of a Law French dictionary under the aegis of the Selden Society during 1933, supervised by its literary director, Professor T.F.T. Plucknett. She also edited Novae narrationes (London, 1963), a compilation of Anglo-Norman texts with English translations.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited on indefinite loan by the Selden Society through V. Tunkel, Secretary, 1982.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, with reference to the entry on the collection in J.H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library (The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1996), pp. 628-629.

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