Objects & Places from The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester
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Lambeth Marsh

This undrained swamp was where Minor killed Merrett in the nineteenth century.

Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum

This was where Minor was imprisoned for several decades.

Ceylon

This is the name of the island where Minor grew up with his missionary parents. The beautiful women at the location prompted his sexual fantasies.

Oxford

This is the name of the famed college in London where University Press is located.

The Scriptorium

This is the place where Murray organized the entries for the Oxford English Dictionary and wrote the definitions given to him.

Minor's Cell

This was Minor's two-room place at Broadmoor where he wrote his contributions to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Schizophrenia

Although no one knew the exact name for Minor's mental illness, it was summed up by this word.

The Big Dictionary

The was the original name of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Slips

This was the name...

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