Whiter, Walter, 1758-1832 (clergyman and philologist)
- Existence: 1758 - 1832
Walter Whiter (1758-1832), clergyman, philologist
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Letter to John Hailstone about the Woodwardian Professorship election, 1788
Letters to John Hailstone; verses; etymological notes
An interleaved copy, with additions, of Whiter's 'Specimen of a Commentary on Shakspeare.' London, 1794, Late eighteenth century to early nineteenth century
Collections of Walter Whiter for the remaining portions of his Etymological Dictionary, of which two volumes were published at Cambridge, 1811, 1825, Early nineteenth century
Outside the first bundle is written, 'Finished for the Press, Oct. 30th 1826, the day at which I had arrived at the sixty eighth year of my age.' Outside the second, 'Ready for the Press. This was again examined and corrected some years after it was written. The examination was finished June 30, 1829.' Outside the third and fourth, 'Ready for the Press.' The later portions are in a very rough state.
Collections of Walter Whiter, M.A., formerly Fellow of Clare Hall, and Rector of Hardingham, Norfolk, Late eighteenth century to early nineteenth century
A. A folio volume, containing Collections for his Etymological Dictionary, mostly cancelled as having been used.
B. A quarto similar volume.
C. A quarto volume of Collections, headed 'Sanscritiana.'
D. A quarto volume, headed 'Notitiæ Celticæ.'
E. A quarto volume, headed 'Meditationes Mythologicæ.'
'Nova Tentamina Mythologica, or Attempts to unfold various portions of Mythology by a new mode, or by new materials of illustration, founded on a principle universally known and acknowledged, which are intended to illustrate the connection of Mythology with the acts and the artists of the ancient world,' by Walter Whiter, Early nineteenth century
This, which is written out for the Press, consists of 21 parts, (the first 9 having the word 'examined' written outside,) besides an Introduction, and some papers on Free Masonry. There is also a loose sheet in another hand, giving 'A list of Books relative to the subject of Mythology, which belonged to the late Rev. Walter Whiter.'