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Object Name Dictionary
Title Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Object ID 1934.44.01
Collection O. Henry Museum Collection
Year Range from 1864.0
Year Range to 1884.0
Description Webster's Unabridged Dictionary fragment (pages 409-972). The publication information is missing, but it's likely an 1879 edition, based on the addition of new words mentioned on the bottom of the fragment's first page. Various illustrations have been cut out of the fragment by a previous owner. Was once the property of William Sydney Porter.
Provenance P.G. and Martha Roach, O. Henry's in-laws from his first marriage, signed a document that certifies that the dictionary they sold to Alfred E. Menn was the property of their son-in-law.
Length (in) 11
Width (in) 8.5
Depth (in) 1.5