Author:Ainsworth Rand Spofford

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Ainsworth Rand Spofford

American journalist, editor, writer and 6th Librarian of Congress

Ainsworth Rand Spofford


  • Library of Choice Literature (10 vols., 1881-88), as joint editor
  • Library of Wit and Humor (5 vols., 1884)
  • A practical manual of parliamentary rules, compiled for the ready reference of societies, conventions, public meetings, and deliberative and legislative assemblies (1884) (external scan)
  • The American Almanack and Treasury of Facts, Statistical, Financial, and Political (1878-91), issued annually
  • A book for all readers: designed as an aid to the collection, use, and preservation of books, and the formation of public and private libraries (1900) (external scan)

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