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HICKCOX, John Howard, librarian, born in Albany, New York, 10 August, 1832. He was educated at the Albany academy, and in 1848 became assistant librarian of the state library in that city, where he remained till 1863. From 1874 till 1882 he was employed in the Congressional library at Washington, D. C. He has contributed, to periodicals, and published "An Historical Account of American Coinage," with plates, of which only two hundred copies were printed (Albany, 1858);" History of the Bills of Credit, or Paper Money, issued by New York from 1709 to 1789" (1866); "Bibliography of the Writings of Dr. Franklin B. Hough" (1886); and "Catalogue of United States Government Publications" (3 vols., Washington, 1885-'7).
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