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Harry Elkins Widener

Widener, Harry Elkins (wĪdˈnər) [key], 1885–1912, American bibliophile, b. Philadelphia. He had the greatest Robert Louis Stevenson collection in existence. Widener died at the age of 27 on the Titanic. His library went by will to Harvard, where it is installed with other collections in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, donated by his mother.

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