Reuben Gold Thwaites

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Reuben Gold Thwaites
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Born 1853
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Died 1913
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist
Known for President of the American Library Association, Editor of the Wisconsin State Journal

Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853–1913) was an American historical writer.

Biography[edit]

Thwaites was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He moved to Wisconsin in 1866 where, from 1876 to 1886, he was managing editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, at Madison. He edited the Wisconsin Historical Collections (volumes xi-xix, 1888-1911); The Jesuit Relations (73 volumes, 1896–1901); Early Western Travels, 1748-1846 (32 volumes, 1904–1907); Original Journals of Lewis and Clark (7 volumes, 1905); and similar works. In 1899 he was president of the American Library Association.

Publications[edit]

He wrote:

He edited:

Biography[edit]

  • F. J. Turner, Reuben Gold Thwaites (Madison, 1914)

External links[edit]

  • Works edited by Thwaites
    • Early western travels, 1748-1846 : a series of annotated reprints of some of the best and rarest contemporary volumes of travel : descriptive of the aborigines and social and economic conditions in the middle and far West, during the period of early American settlement / edited with notes, introduction, index, etc., by Reuben Gold Thwaites.