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CUSHING, William, author, born in Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 15 May, 1811. His brother. Edmund Lambert (1807-'83), was chief justice of New Hampshire in i874-'6. William was graduated at Harvard in 1832, and at the divinity-school there in 1839, and preached till 1857, when he removed to a farm in Clinton, Massachusetts. He went to Cambridge in 1868, became library assistant in the Harvard library, and since 1878, when he was discharged, has engaged in literary pursuits. He spent several years in collecting material for a volume entitled "The Century of Authors, 1778-1880," the manuscript of which has been used in the preparation of this work. His published books are " Index to the North American Review" (Boston, 1878); " Index to the Christian Examiner" (1879) ; and "Initials and Pseudonyms" (1885-'8); and he has in preparation a work entitled "Anonyms." Another brother is Luther Stearns Cushing (vol. ii., p. 39).
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