in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 945 words.
Dowse, Thomas (28 December 1772–04 November 1856), bibliophile, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the son of Eleazer Dowse, a tanner and leather dresser, and Mehitable Brenthall. The...