Monday 14 December, 2015

Company's Minute Books help the Oxford English Dictionary

Researchers for the Oxford English Dictionary recently received assistance from the Goldsmiths' Library.

Research led to them querying a quotation from the Goldsmiths’ Company’s minutes: the quotation, dating from November 1648, referred to the use of the word ‘custom’ in the phrase ‘Customs House’, and the researchers needed sight of the original. The Library were happy to oblige!

'Customs' from the Company Minute Books

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