WILLIAM ADOLPHUS WHEELER
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An American lexicographer; born at Leicester, Mass., Nov. 14, 1833; died at Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 28, 1874. He was assistant superintendent of the Boston Public Library in 1867. Besides assisting in the composition of "Worcester's Dictionary" and of the new illustrated edition of "Webster's Dictionary" (1864), and editing Hole's "Brief Biographical Dictionary" (1866) and a "Dickens Dictionary" (1873), he wrote "Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction" (1865); "Who Wrote It?\" an index to anonymous literature, left unfinished by him, but completed by Charles G. Wheeler (1881); and "Familiar Allusions" (1882), left unfinished.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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