George Latimer Apperson

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George Latimer Apperson (1857–1937) was a school inspector and man of letters.

He was editor of The Antiquary from 1899–1915, and a major contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary, both submitting large numbers of quotations and serving as subeditor for parts.[1]

Apperson was created Companion of the Imperial Service Order in 1903, for his service in the Scotch Education Department within the Scottish Office at Whitehall.[2]


  • Bygone London life: Pictures from a Vanished Past, 1903
  • Gleanings after Time: Chapters in Social and Domestic History, 1907
  • The Social History of Smoking, 1914.
  • A Jane Austen dictionary, 1932
  • English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases: A Historical Dictionary, 1929


  1. ^ Lynda Mugglestone, Lexicography and the OED, 2000, ISBN 0198237847, p. 233
  2. ^ The School World, August 1903, p. 308 full text
  3. ^ from the Harvard library catalog, Hollis

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