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The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography was a multi-decade series of volumes of biographies of Americans in every state, published by James T. White and Company. It contains more than 60,000 entries, mostly compiled from information provided by the subjects or their families, though sources are not usually credited. There is no overall order to the biographies, but indexes exist. (There is a Wikipedia article about this serial.)

Publication History

The first numbered volume was copyrighted in 1891. The lettered "current" volumes, specializing in living persons, began in the 1920s. (The letters denote the sequence of the "current" volumes, not the initials of the subjects.) Some volumes have revised editions or supplements. No volume copyright renewals are known. The last volume (combining regular volume 63 and current volume N) was published in 1984. Listings below are roughly in chronological order, with series volume order overriding in some cases.

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