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Appleton P. C. Griffin: Bibliographer Extraordinaire and An Editor’s Friend

by William M. Ferraro, Senior Associate Editor

Bringing order to sources is the essence of bibliography, and it cannot be stressed enough how much editors appreciate any person who achieves that end. In the world of documentary scholarship on George Washington, a genuine star in this regard is Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin (1852‒1926), who compiled A Catalogue of the Washington Collection in the Boston Athenæum (Cambridge, Mass., 1897).

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