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New York Public Library

(Encyclopedia) New York Public Library, free library supported by private endowments and gifts and by the city and state of New York. It is the one of largest libraries in the world. The library was…

Eames, Wilberforce

(Encyclopedia) Eames, Wilberforce ēmz, 1855–1937, American bibliographer, b. Newark, N.J. He joined the staff of the Lenox Library in New York City in 1885 and became its librarian in 1895. After…

Americana

(Encyclopedia) Americana, term used to describe material printed in or about the Americas, or written by Americans; usually restricted to the formative period in the history of the two continents.…

Hastings, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Hastings, Thomas, 1860–1929, American architect, b. New York City, grad. École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He worked in the office of McKim, Mead, and White, New York City, and in 1886…

Lenox, James

(Encyclopedia) Lenox, James lĕn´əks, 1800–1880, American bibliophile and philanthropist, b. New York City. Lenox was a founder of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. He amassed a fine…

Carrère, John Merven

(Encyclopedia) Carrère, John Merven kərâr´, 1858–1911, American architect, b. Rio de Janeiro. After graduating from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, he worked under McKim, Mead, and White in New York…

Laning, Edward

(Encyclopedia) Laning, Edward lăn´ĭng, 1906–1981, American painter, b. Petersburg, Ill., studied Art Institute of Chicago and Art Students League of New York. He is best known as a painter of murals…

Gottheil, Richard James Horatio

(Encyclopedia) Gottheil, Richard James Horatio, 1862–1936, American Orientalist and Semitic scholar, b. Manchester, England; son of Gustav Gottheil. He taught Semitic languages at Columbia from 1886…

Haden, Sir Francis Seymour

(Encyclopedia) Haden, Sir Francis Seymour hā´dən, 1818–1910, English etcher, writer, and surgeon. He was a successful practicing surgeon in London (1847–87) and founded there a hospital for the…

Cogswell, Joseph Green

(Encyclopedia) Cogswell, Joseph Green kŏgz´wĕl, –wəl, 1786–1871, American librarian and bibliographer, b. Ipswich, Mass. After studying abroad, Cogswell taught mineralogy and geology at Harvard and…