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date: 01 March 2021

Mudge, Isadore Gilbertlocked

(14 March 1875– May 1957)
  • John V. Richardson

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Mudge, Isadore Gilbert (14 March 1875– May 1957), reference librarian, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest child of Alfred Mudge, a lawyer, and Mary Gilbert Ten Brook, daughter of Andrew Ten Brook, the one-time librarian of the University of Michigan. Mudge graduated from Brooklyn’s Adelphi Academy in 1893 and enrolled that fall in Cornell University, where her paternal step-grandfather, Charles K. Adams, was president. Earning her bachelor of philosophy degree in 1897, she was inspired by ...

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