William Hugh Ferrar

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William Hugh Ferrar (1826–1871), a Latinist, was a classical Irish scholar at Dublin University.

Ferrar in 1868 discovered that four medieval manuscripts, namely minuscules 13, 69, 124, and 346, were closely related texts. They are descendants of an archetype from Calabria in southern Italy or Sicily. Now they are known as Ferrar Group or Family 13.[1]


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  1. ^ W. H. Ferrar at the Encyclopædia Britannica