General Sir Humphrey Sumner
East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England
The Acland Nursing Home, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


Sir Humphrey Sumner Milford was an English publisher and editor, who from 1913 to 1945 was publisher to the University of Oxford and head of the London operations of Oxford University Press (OUP). In this work, he made the OUP a major world-wide publisher of noteworthy books, music, and educational material for the general public, complementing the scholarly work of the Clarendon Press in Oxford.
Milford himself edited volumes of works of Robert Browning, William Cowper, and Leigh Hunt; and was principal editor of [The Oxford Book of Regency Verse] (later ?The Oxford Book of Romantic Verse?) and a moving force behind the ?Oxford Dictionary of Quotations?. Upon publication of the final volume of the ?Oxford English Dictionary? in 1928, he was among those awarded an honorary D.Litt. by the University. He was knighted in 1936.
His elder son by his first marriage was the composer Robin Milford (1903-1959); his younger son was the racket and hockey player David Milford (1905-1984). His sister, Violet Alice Milford, was the mother of the poet and scholar Anne Ridler (1912-2001). In summing up his work, ?The Times? of London cited his ?unfailing catholicity?, ?nose for a good book?, and ?rare sense of the practicable?


Archive statistics 1909 - 1923

Tournaments Wimbledon - 1923 Wimbledon - 1922 Epsom - 1922 Wimbledon - 1921 Wimbledon - 1920 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1919 Epsom - 1910 Epsom - 1909

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