Allibone, Samuel Austin

Allibone, Samuel Austin

(1816–89) bibliographer; born in Philadelphia. He started out in business, working for an insurance company in Philadelphia. Between 1867 and 1879, as editor of the American Sunday School Union, he published many indices and anthologies, including An Alphabetical Index to the New Testament (1868) and Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay (1876). His invaluable three-volume Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors was published in 1858 and 1871.