Winsor, Justin

Winsor, Justin, 1831–97, American librarian and historian. He was superintendent (1868–77) of the Boston Public Library and afterward librarian (1877–97) of Harvard. In addition to important bibliographical work on Shakespeare, Columbus, and the American Revolution, he edited the Narrative and Critical History of America (8 vol., 1884–89) and wrote The Westward Movement (1897). A founder of the American Library Association (1876), he was its president for a number of years (1876–85 1897).

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