Author: Burton E. Stevenson
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Burton Egbert Stevenson (1872-1962) was an American author, anthologist, and librarian. He was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, and attended Princeton University 1890-1893. While at Princeton, Stevenson was a correspondent for United Press and for the New York Tribune. He was city editor for the Chillicothe Daily News (1894-1898), and worked for the Daily Advertiser (1898-1899). Stevenson was well known for his war efforts. At Camp Sherman, located in Chillicothe, Ohio, he established a library of 40,000 volumes and 22 branches. In 1918, in his role as Director of French operations for the Library War Service, he helped establish what would grow to become the American Library in Paris.