Evans, Charles

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Charles Evans Soundex Code E152

Charles Evans Librarian

Wikipedia page about Charles Evans, librarian, bibliographer;

born at Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, November 13, 1850;

son of: Charles P. Evans and Mary Evans, nee: Mary Ewing;

educated in: Boston public schools;

married: Lena Evans, nee: Lena Young, of Ft. Worth, Texas, on Sunday, April 8, 1883.

Son: Charles E. "Chick" Evans, Jr..

Assistant at Boston Athenaeum Library, 1866-72; Organized, and was librarian, of the Public Library of Indianapolis, 1872-80 and 1889-92; Organized the Pratt Free Library, in Baltimore, Maryland, and 4 of its branches, 1884-7; Reorganized the Omaha Public Library, 1887-8; Classified the Newberry Library, Chicago, 1892-5; Organized the Virginia Library of the McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1895-6.

Member: American Library Association (ALA) (a founder), Library Association of United Kingdom (honorary), Chicago History Society. (secretary and librarian, 1896-1901), American Antiquarian Society, Indianapolis Literature Club (a founder).

Author: American Bibliography, a chronological dictionary of all books, pamphlets, and period, publications, printed in U.S. of America from 1639 to 1820, of which 8 quarto volumes, bringing the record down to 1794, have been issued.

Home: 1045 Pratt Avenue, (1901, 1902, 1903), 1413 W. Pratt Avenue (1911, 1917), Rogers Park.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911, Book of Chicagoans, 1917.

Chicago Blue Book

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Evans, 1045 Pratt Avenue, 1901 Chicago Blue Book, page 270.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Evans, 1045 Pratt Avenue, 1902 Chicago Blue Book, page 261.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Evans, 1045 Pratt Avenue, 1903 Chicago Blue Book, page 262.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Evans, 1045 Pratt Avenue, 1904 Chicago Blue Book, page 263.