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Webster, Noah, Jr., 1758-1843

 

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  • Existence: 1758 - 1843

Noah Webster Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843) was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His "Blue-backed Speller" books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language.

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Mss 789355
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Identifier: Mss 789355
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Mss 803568.1
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Identifier: Mss 803568.1
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Mss 820527
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Identifier: Mss 820527
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Mss 806167
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Identifier: Mss 806167
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