George Parker Winship

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George Parker Winship, A. M. (29 July 1871-22 June 1952) was an American librarian and author, born at Bridgewater, Mass. He was educated at Harvard where he graduated in 1893.

He was librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Providence, R.I. from 1895 to 1915. Subsequently, he took charge of the collection of rare books made by Harry Elkins Widener and housed in the new Widener Memorial Library at Harvard, the largest important university library in the United States.

Mr. Winship was a scholar as well as a librarian. He edited a number of historical works and published: The Coronado Expedition (1896); John Cabot (1898); Geoffrey Chaucer, (1900); Cabot Bibliography (1900); William Caxton (1909); Printing in South America (1912); and The John Carter Brown Library (1914).

His father was the American educator Albert Edward Winship.

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  • The Coronado Expedition (1896);
  • John Cabot (1898);
  • Geoffrey Chaucer, (1900);
  • Cabot Bibliography (1900);
  • William Caxton (1909);
  • Printing in South America (1912);
  • The John Carter Brown Library (1914).
  • Sailors Narratives of Voyages Along the New England Coast, 1524–1634 (1905)

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