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William Henry Bond

William Henry Bond, American librarian. Fulbright fellow, 1952-1953, Guggenheim fellow, 1982-1983.

Background

  • Bond, William Henry was born on August 14, 1915 in York, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Walter Loucks and Ethel (Bossert) Bond.

  • Education

    • AB, Haverford College, 1937. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1941.

    Career

    • Research fellow Folger Shakespeare Library, 1941-1942. Assistant to librarian Houghton Library, Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946-1948, curator manuscripts, 1948-1964, librarian, 1965-1982. Lecturer bibliography Harvard, 1964-1967, professor, 1967-1986, librarian, professor emeritus, from 1986.

      Assistant keeper manuscripts British Museum, 1952-1953. Sandars reader in bibliography Cambridge (England) University, 1981-1982.

    Works

    Membership

    Trustee Emerson Memorial Association, 1964-1989. Honorary trustee Concord (Massachusetts) Free Public Library, since 1990. Trustee Historic Deerfield (Massachusetts) Inc., 1965-1991, honorary trustee, since 1991, vice president, 1985-1988.

    Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Bibliographical Society of America (president 1974-1975), Bibliographical Society London (honorary secretary for American 1964-1993), Grolier Club, American Antiquarian Society (councillor 1970-1991, honorary councillor since 1991), Massachusetts History Society, Colonial Society Massachusetts (president 1981-1993, honorary member since 1994), The Johnsonians, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Elizabeth Lynch, December 6, 1943 (deceased January 1999). Children: Nancy Barbara, Sally Lynch.
    • father: Walter Loucks Bond
    • mother: Ethel (Bossert) Bond
    • spouse: Helen Elizabeth Lynch
    • children: Nancy Barbara Bond
    • Sally Lynch Bond
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    Born August 14, 1915
    Died November 18, 2005
    (aged 90)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Haverford College
    • 1938
      Harvard
    • 1941
      Harvard
    • 1941 - 1942
      Research fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library
    • 1946 - 1948
      assistant, to librarian Houghton Library
      Harvard, Illinois, United States
    • 1948 - 1964
      assistant, to librarian Houghton Library
    • 1965 - 1982
      assistant, to librarian Houghton Library
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