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Ernest Cushing Richardson

Richardson, Ernest Cushing, 1860–1939, American librarian and bibliographer, b. Woburn, Mass. He was assistant librarian at Amherst (1879–80), librarian and professor of bibliology at Hartford Theological Seminary (1884–90), and director of Princeton Univ. libraries and professor of bibliography (1890–1925). In 1925, Richardson became consultant to the Library of Congress. He was the author of many professional papers and books, including Classification, Theoretical and Practical (1901), Special Collections in American Libraries (1927), and Some Aspects of Cooperative Cataloging (1934).

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