Henry Stevens (1819-1886), bibliographer, was born in Vermont and studied at Yale (graduated 1843) and at Harvard Law School (1843-1844). In 1845 he moved to London where he worked as a library agent specialising in Americana for the British Museum Library and for various American collectors and institutions. He was a member of the Society of Antiquaries and of the American Antiquarian Society.
He visited the Cathedral Library in 1849 and 1853 and presented a book to the Library on each occasion.
- Shelfmark W2/P-6-10/11
- Samuel Wells Williams. Middle Kingdom; a survey of ... the Chinese Empire ... With a ... map ... illustrations, principally engraved by J. W. Orr. By S. Wells Williams ....
New York / London: 1848.
- Presentation inscription on recto of frontispiece: To the Cathedral Library of Canterbury, from Henry Stevens of Vermont, U.S. America, as a small acknowledgment of the Courtesy of the Rev. J. Stratton in kindly exhibiting the Library to a stranger. Morley's Hotel, London. June 15. 1849.
- Shelfmark W2/A-14-17
- Henry Stevens, F.S.A. Catalogue of my English library ... 1853.
- Author's presentation inscription on half title: The Cathedral Library Canterbury. With the best wishes of Henry Stevens. Canterbury Sept 15. 1853.
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