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"EDWARD WILLIAM BYRON NICHOLSON (1849-1912), English scholar and librarian, was born at St. Helier March 16 1849. Educated at Tonbridge and Trinity College, Oxford, in 1873 he became librarian of the London Institution, and in 1877 founded the international conference of librarians and the Library Association. In 1882 he succeeded H. O. Coxe as Bodley's librarian. He published commentaries on the Gospel according to the Hebrews (1879) and St. Matthew (1881), Keltic Researches (1904), papers on philology, etc., and wrote the article " Mandeville " in the E.B. He died at Oxford March 7 1912.

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