A letter from 16 April 1934 from Charles Johnson (joint editor, with J H Baxter, of the Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources) to Sir Frederic Kenyon of the British Academy records the suggestion that:
it would probably be wise to have a small leaflet for circulation [to possible purchasers] … a page of the Word-List on the back of the Title-Wage [sic, l. Title-Page] would be quite enough and not too expensive.
This two-page leaflet was duly set up:
In June 1934 the London house of Oxford University Press proposed the production of 3750 copies of this flier to be distributed to:
- Special Booksellers
- Special Public Libraries
- Our [i.e. OUP’s] Branches and Depots
- Members of the
- Fellows of the British Academy
The cost of distributing apart from the printing was to be £2 per 1000 plus the ½d. stamp, unless they were able to go out with another leaflet ready at the same time for the same or similar audience.