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educator , Librarian

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

Bachelor of Arts, 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, Houghton Library, Harvard, 1948-1964;librarian, Houghton Library, Harvard, 1965-1982;lecturer bibliography, Harvard, 1964-1967;professor, Harvard, 1967-1986;librarian, professor emeritus, Harvard, since 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, Concord (Massachusetts) Free Public Library, 1966-1971. 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 American (president 1974-1975), Bibliographical Society London (honorary secretary for American 1964-1993), Grolier Club, Club of Odd Volumes, 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

child:
Nancy Barbara Bond

child:
Sally Lynch Bond