Larned, Josephus Nelson
- Ruth F. Adams
Larned, Josephus Nelson (11 May 1836–15 August 1913), librarian and social historian, was born in Chatham, Canada West (now Ontario, Canada), the son of Henry Sherwood Larned, a contractor, and Mary Ann Nelson. At the age of twelve Larned and his family moved to Buffalo, New York, where he spent much of the rest of his life. Larned’s formal education ended when he was sixteen, and in later years he chided the Buffalo community for not encouraging its young men to strive for higher education....