Librarian; born in Salem, Mass.
, Dec. 24, 1821; graduated at Yale College in 1849; librarian of the Boston Athenaeum
in 1856-69; organized the public library of Cincinnati, O.
, in 1869, and that of Chicago
His publications include Cotton Mather and Salem witchcraft
; The Popham colony
; The ordinance of 1787
; Anti-slavery opinions before 1800
; the chapter on Witchcraft
in the Memorial history of Boston
; Index to periodic Literature
; and The battle of dictionaries
He died in Evanston, Ill.
, March 1, 1894.