N its former years, OUP was most recognised for its printing of bibles and prayer
books. Academic printing became more widespread in the 18th century, with large projects such as the Oxford English Dictionary following. The 20th century saw major developments in educational
publishing and English language teaching. Click on the links below to explore records from some of OUPís major works.
Extract from the Bible Press Minute Book, 1796-1910
Original proposal by the Philological Society for a New English Dictionary, 1857
Consolidated Accounts for the Dictionary of National Biography, 1917
Correspondence with A.S.Hornby, author of the (later titled) Advanced Learnerís Dictionary, 1940-41
Revised manuscript for Winnie the Witch, 1984