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Alexander Cruden

Dates: 1699-1770
Notes:
Cruden was an able corrector of the press, ensuring the accuracy of Greek and Latin texts. His "Concordance" was quite valuable to scholarship, and he was even invited to present it to Queen Caroline in 1737. He was labeled as an "eccentric" at the time, suffering from mental problems throughout his life.
References:
Pages 722-23: Timperley, C.H. Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.
Online: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/6841
Occupations: author, bookseller

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