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Description: An account of the unusual circumstances leading to the friendship between the Oxford English Dictionary’s editor, Dr. James Murray, and one of its most prolific contributors, Dr. W.C. Minor, an American criminal. Relates the details of Dr. Minor’s crime and its aftermath and how he first began his correspondence with Dr. Murray.
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