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College Dictionaries

JULIE COLEMAN

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557103
eISBN:
9780191719882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557103.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

English slang dictionaries began to include terms restricted to the universities as early as 1785. Among them was the Gradus ad Cantabrigiam (1803), subtitled ‘A Dictionary of Terms, Academical and ... More


1848–1858: Radicals, Palmerstonians, and Protectionists

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the passage of the Local Government Act of 1858, which abolished the General Board of Health. The drafting of a Bill to amend the Public Health Act of 1848 in such a way as to ... More


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