Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Allibone, Samuel Austin

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search

ALLIBONE, Samuel Austin, LL.D., born in Philadelphia, April 17, 1816. Early in life he acquired a high reputation for his attainments in English literature, and though engaged in mercantile pursuits, his favourite studies were not neglected. The first volume of his great work, "A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors," was published in 1858, and the third (the last) in 1871. The three large volumes contain notices of 46,499 authors, and 40 classified indexes of subjects. He has contributed articles to the North American Review, and other periodicals, and has published several tracts and religious essays. He was, for several years, the editor of the publications of the American Sunday School Union, and has published "Alphabetical Index to the New Testament," 1869; "Union Bible Companion," 1871; "Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson," 1873; "Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay," 1876; and "Great Authors of All Ages," 1879. He is now connected with the Lenox Library, New York.