Name Index


First Report of the Committee on Devonshire Verbal Provincialisms

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  IX, (1877), pp. 123-142.


F.H. Firth, Secretary to the Committee

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Committee’s Report was read at the Association’s July 1877 Kingsbridge meeting. The Committee’s purpose was to note and record the current and past use of any Verbal Provincialisms in Devonshire, in either written or spoken language, that were not included in the lists published in the Association’s Transactions. At this, its first meeting, Committee members developed and approved an extensive framework aimed at ensuring uniformity of action in its data collection practices.  The Report, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
Committee Members  - Mr. J. S. Amery, Mr.G. Doe, Mr. R. Dymond, Mr. F. H. Firth., Mr. P.Q. Karkeek, Dr. W.C. Lake; Mr. W. Pengelly.

Abraham127, 136
Asher & Co.125
Bailey, N.125
Baird, Henry125
Barnes, W.125
Bell, G. & Sons126
Bohn, Henry G.127
Couch, Thomas Quiller125
Doe, Mr. George125
Farncombe & Co.126
Firth, Mr. F.H.125, 142
Francis, Mrs.126
George IV139
Goodrich, C.A.126
Gower, Granville Leveson Esq.126
Halliwell, James Orchard Esq.126
Halliwell & Williams124
Hearder, Mr. W.136
Hogg, Nathan125
Hutton, John126
Jennings, James126
Johnson, Dr. Samuel126
Jones, W.A.127
Karkeek, Mr. P.Q.125
Lake, Dr.W.C.125
Longman Rees & Co.126
Longmans Green & Co127
Marshall, Mr.126
Nares, Robert126
Palmer, Mrs.126
Parish, Rev. W.D.126
Peacock, Edward126
Pegge, Samuel126
Pengelly, Mr. W.125, 142
Porter, N.126
Pulman, G.P.R.126
Pycroft, Mr. G.125
Robinson, C. Clough125
Robinson, F.K.126
Rock, W.F.126
Simpkin Marshall & Co.125
Smith, J. Russell125-6
Trübner & Co.125-7
Willan, R.127
Williams, W.P.127
Wood, W.126
Wright, Thomas. Esq.126-7