Henry Stevens

Henry Stevens

Birth
Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death 28 Feb 1886 (aged 66)
England
Burial Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 115389264 · View Source
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Dealer in rare books - 'Lover of Books'. He was born in Vermont USA. The substantial monument marking Stevens' grave was made in Montpelier, about 30 miles from his birthplace. He worked as a clerk in the Senate House, Washington DC, later supporting himself through 3 years of collage by teaching writing in his spare time. He graduated from Yale, then studied law at Harvard and came to London in 1845. His interest was in American rare books and pamphlets and he soon became the main supplier of these to the British Museum, producing a catalogue of the same, and later diversifying to include English material. He also wrote extensively on rare books and bibliographic matters.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 13 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115389264
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Stevens (24 Aug 1819–28 Feb 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115389264, citing Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .