George Parker Winship

George Parker Winship, A. M. (29 July 1871 – 22 June 1952) was an American librarian and author, born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard in 1893.

He was librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Providence, Rhode Island, from 1895 to 1915. Subsequently, he took charge of the collection of rare books made by Harry Elkins Widener and housed in the new Widener Memorial Library at Harvard. Winship was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1899.

Winship was a scholar as well as a librarian. He edited a number of historical works and published: ''The Coronado Expedition'' (1896); ''John Cabot'' (1898); ''Geoffrey Chaucer'', (1900); ''Cabot Bibliography'' (1900); ''William Caxton'' (1909); ''Printing in South America'' (1912); and ''The John Carter Brown Library'' (1914).

Winship's father was American educator Albert Edward Winship; a brother was ''The Boston Globe'' editor Laurence L. Winship. Provided by Wikipedia
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