John Bartlett (1820-1905) was an American author known for his main work, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
Life and Works
John Bartlett was born June 14, 1820, and worked at the Harvard University bookstore, where his advice in book knowledge gained great repute. He kept a notebook of frequently cited quotes that later became Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, edition after edition of which was published. The work was still edited posthumously, notably by Justin Kaplan. He also wrote books regarding chess, angling, and Shakespeare, and died December 3, 1905 in Cambridge.
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