I don’t know how I’ve missed Alan Hartley’s Home Page until now, but thanks to intrepid internet explorer aldiboronti at Wordorigins, here it is. Aldi cites in particular his Maritime History Citations for the OED, but there are all sorts of other things, including From reading-slips to dictionary entry (Hartley’s raw slips for the new entry Otoe, plus a sample entry he created to show how the material could be boiled down), his Proposal for an historical dictionary of Mediterranean nautical terms, Loanwords in Modern Nautical Greek, and much, much more. A remarkable man, clearly, and I’m glad he’s making his word research available to us all.

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