Papers of F.W. Dyer

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 754-6, e. 1246-80; Eng. lett. d. 478
  • Dates of Creation
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  • Physical Description
      39 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of F.W. Dyer, consisting of:  

  • Papers, including printed pamphlets, letters and notebooks, relating to Lingualumina, 1876-1906
  • Bundles of slips compiled by Dyer for Lingualumina, containing abstractions, classifications, dichotomies and histories of various subjects
  • Accounts by Dyer of his inventions, with some personal papers
  • Miscellaneous manuscripts and printed items
  • Printed pamphlets, mainly on scientific subjects, many annotated by Dyer

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick William Dyer (d 1906) was an inventor.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library, ca. 1906.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 44989-45027.