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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

William Frederick Poole (1821–1894)

Poole, William Frederick. An American librarian and bibliographer; born at Salem, MA, Dec. 24, 1821; died at Evanston, IL, March 1, 1894. He was a librarian at Boston, Cincinnati, and Chicago. His chief work is the celebrated ‘Index to Periodical Literature,’ which he initiated, and of which in its greatly expanded later form he was co-editor with W. I. Fletcher. Among his other works are: ‘The Battle of the Dictionaries’ (1856), and ‘Cotton Mather and Salem Witchcraft’ (1869).