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Winsor, Justin

Winsor, engraving by J.A.J. Wilcox

(born Jan. 2, 1831, Boston, Mass., U.S.—died Oct. 22, 1897, Cambridge, Mass.) U.S. librarian and historian. A freelance writer in his native Boston, Winsor was appointed a trustee of the Boston Public Library and served as its superintendent (1868–77). He was a founder of the American Library Association (1876) and its first president. From 1877 he was librarian of Harvard University. He edited the Narrative and Critical History of America (1884–89) and wrote several books.

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Winsor, engraving by J.A.J. Wilcox

(born Jan. 2, 1831, Boston, Mass., U.S.—died Oct. 22, 1897, Cambridge, Mass.) U.S. librarian and historian. A freelance writer in his native Boston, Winsor was appointed a trustee of the Boston Public Library and served as its superintendent (1868–77). He was a founder of the American Library Association (1876) and its first president. From 1877 he was librarian of Harvard University. He edited the Narrative and Critical History of America (1884–89) and wrote several books.

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Winsor is a village in Hampshire, England, situated within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park.

Surrounding villages are Copythorne, Netley Marsh and Bartley

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