The great reference books: Haydn’s Dictionary of Dates By Michael Upshall On April 6, 2012 In Reviews Here is the entry for “oak” from Haydn’s Dictionary of Dates, 1873 edition. There is something marvellous about the Victorian determination to capture everything known in lists, even to the point of providing a chronology for the oak tree. Post Views: 94 Previous Principles of Reference Publishing Next Diderot’s Encyclopédie: his view of reference publishing 1 Comment Add Comment → John Dove Michael Upshall was the first to tell me about Haydn’s Dictionary of Dates. I soon found one in a used bookstore. Mine is “Haydn’s Dictionary of Dates from the Beginning of Time until August 1, 1881”. I’d love to see someone put this up online simply as a demonstraction of what can be done electronically with such a classic reference work. January 16, 2013 Reply 1 Pingback The difference a date makes | With Reference Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.