Antedating of "Librarian"

Shapiro, Fred Fred.Shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 5 23:21:34 UTC 2007

librarian (OED, 2., 1713)

1666 _London Gazette_ 12 Mar. (Burney Collection Newspapers)  The Grand Signior ... restored to the Emperor a great Library which the Turks formerly siezed on at _Buda_; the Emperor has accordingly sent his Librarian, _Lambecchices_, to take order about their consignment and transportation.

Fred Shapiro

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