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The New International Encyclopædia/Munsell, Joel

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MUNSELL, mŭn'sĕl, Joel (1808-80). An American editor, publisher, and antiquary, born in Northfield, Mass. He settled in Albany, N. Y., in 1827, and entered journalism. He subsequently became the editor of various publications, among which were the New York State Mechanic, the Lady's Magazine, and the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. He rendered valuable services to the cause of American history by publishing the Annals of Albany (10 vols., 1849-59); Collections on the History of Albany (4 vols., 1855-57); and a series of books, some of considerable value, known as the “Munsell Historical Series.”