Panizzi, Anthony, Sir, 1797-1879Alternative names
Sir Anthony Panizzi, trained in law, went from Italy to England as a political refugee. He served as Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum (now the British Library) and as Principal Librarian from 1856 until his retirement in 1866. He systematized the cataloging of books, developed collections (including that in Italian literature), and played a role in designing the British Museum building that opened in Bloomsbury in 1857. Nicholas Carlisle was an antiquary and topographer. In 1812 he became an assistant librarian at the Royal Library and accompanied that collection to the British Museum, where he worked part-time as a cataloger.
From the description of ALS: [London], to Nicholas Carlisle, 1839 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122530637
Principal librarian of the British Museum.
From the description of Letter, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364424
Italian patriot; Keeper of Printed books at the British Museum 1837-56, Principal Librarian 1856-66.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : British Museum, to D. Olivieri in Parma, 1846 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609851
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