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LINDSAY, Thomas Bond

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  • Date of Birth: April 28, 1853
  • Born City: New York
  • Born State/Country: NY
  • Parents: John W. Lindsay & wife.
  • Date of Death: July 22, 1909
  • Death City: Glenview
  • Death State/Country: KY
  • Married: Ada A. Hubbard, 25 June 1874.
  • Education:

    M.A. Wesleyan, 1874; study in Germany, 1874-77; Ph.D. Boston U., 1882.

  • Dissertation:

    "Consonant-Variation in the Italic Dialects," (Boston U., 1882).

  • Professional Experience:

    Tchr. Newton (MA) HS, 1877-88; asst. prof, to prof. & chair Lat. & Sanskr. & chair Lat. dept. Boston U., 1878-1909; univ. librarian.

  • Publications:

    Cornelius Nepos (New York, 1882); Easy Latin Lessons, with G. W. Rollins (Boston, 1890); The Satires of Juvenal (New York, 1890); Sight Slips in Latin (Boston, 1892).

  • Notes:

    Thomas Lindsay was a devoted educator admired for his ability to bring the classics into living relation with the world of his day. He was the first Boston University Librarian and the Lindsay Classical Library was established in his memory by students and alumni.

  • Sources:

    Bostonia (Oct. 1909, July 1910); WhAm 1:732.

  • Author: Elizabeth B. Rodman