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William Henry Bond


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


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


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


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.


book Jubilate Agno book Records of a Bibliographer : Selected Papers / Edited with an Introduction and Bibliography by William H. Bond book Records of a Bibliographer W a Jackson book Records of a Bibliographer, Selected Papers book Records of a Bibliographer:  Selected Papers of William Alexander Jackson book Eighteenth-Century Studies: In Honor of Donald F. Hyde


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.


Married Helen Elizabeth Lynch, December 6, 1943 (deceased January 1999). Children: Nancy Barbara, Sally Lynch.

Walter Loucks Bond

Ethel (Bossert) Bond

Helen Elizabeth Lynch

Nancy Barbara Bond

Sally Lynch Bond