in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1155 words.
Meigs, Return Jonathan (14 April 1801–19 October 1891), lawyer, abolitionist, and state librarian of Tennessee, was born near Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, the son of John Meigs and...