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MYERS, MAURICE WILLIAM:

American librarian; born in London, England, Feb. 18, 1821; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1899. He emigrated to New York in 1833, and removed to Cincinnati in 1837. He first studied law and was admitted to the bar, but ultimately became sublibrarian of the library of the Cincinnati Law Library Association (1860), and then chief librarian (the following year). The library was burned on March 29, 1884, but chiefly through Myers' exertion the building was rebuilt, and at his death it contained 30,000 volumes, almost all selected by himself. His acquaintance with these volumes was extensive, and was much utilized by the lawyers of Cincinnati.

Bibliography:
  • Cincinnatti Commercial Gazette, April 19, 1896; Jan. 16, 1898;
  • Court Index, Dec. 9, 1899.
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