Richardson, Ernest Cushing, 1860-1939

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1860-02-09
Death 1939-06-29
Americans
English, Latin

Biographical notes:

Librarian and collector.

From the description of Collection of French manuscripts, 1179-1825. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78680302

Librarian, author, Richardson directed the Princeton University Library from 1890 to 1925. He was responsible for the classification system bearing his name that the Library used before its adoption of Library of Congress classification schedules.

From the description of Ernest Cushing Richardson collection, 1832-1954 (bulk 1875-1935) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 77834882

Biographical Note

  • 1860, Feb. 9: Born, Woburn, Mass.
  • 1879 - 1880 : First assistant librarian, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1880: A.B., Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1883: A.M., Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. Graduated, Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1884 - 1890 : Librarian, Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford Conn.
  • 1885 - 1890 : Associate professor of bibliography
  • 1887: Ph.D., Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.
  • 1890 - 1920 : Librarian, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1891: Married, Grace Duncan Ely
  • 1896: Honorary A.M., Princeton University, Princeton, N.Y.
  • 1900 - 1912 : Member, New Jersey Public Library Commission
  • 1904 - 1905 : President, American Library Association
  • 1915 - 1918 : President, American Library Institute
  • 1920 - 1923 : Director, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1923 - 1925 : Honorary director emeritus and research professor of bibliography
  • 1925: Consultant in bibliography and research, Library of Congress
  • 1939, June 3: Died, Princeton, N.J.

From the guide to the Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection of French and Italian Manuscripts, 1179-1825, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Bulls, Papal
  • Legal documents
  • Law--France--Dictionaries
  • Medicine--France
  • Legal documents--18th century
  • Law
  • Paleography
  • Genealogy--Italy
  • Land tenure--Italy
  • Law--Italy
  • Library science
  • Wills
  • Law--France
  • Legal documents--17th century
  • Deeds--France
  • Paleography, Latin--Study and teaching--20th century--Sources
  • Deeds--Italy
  • Deeds
  • Manuscripts, Medieval--History
  • Medicine
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French
  • Law Dictionaries
  • Land tenure--France
  • Paleography, Greek--Study and teaching--20th century--Sources
  • Papal documents
  • Books--History--400-1450

Occupations:

  • Librarians--New Jersey--Princeton
  • Librarians
  • Collector

Places:

  • New Jersey--Princeton (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Hungary (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • New Jersey--Princeton (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)