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Solomon Lincoln
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Trustee of the Library, 1887-1907. President of the Board of Trustees, 1899-1907. Lawyer. Born 1838 in Hingham, MA, and died 1907. A graduate of Harvard University in 1857 and of Harvard Law School in 1864, Solomon Lincoln continued his law studies in the office of Stephen B. Ives of Salem and was admitted to the Essex county bar in the same year of his graduation. He had a long and successful legal practice after establishing himself in Boston. His title of “Colonel” came from a position he held on the staff of Governor Thomas Talbot’s administration in 1879. Solomon Lincoln succeeded Frederick Prince as President of the Board and served in that capacity until his death.

Sources:
Professional and Industrial History of Suffolk County, Massachusetts
. Boston: Boston History Company, 1894.

Wadlin, Horace G. The Public Library of the City of Boston: A History. Boston: Trustees of the Boston Public Library, 1911.

Whitehill, Walter Muir. Boston Public Library: A Centennial History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1956.

Illustration:
"Solomon Lincoln", photograph by A. W. Elson & Co., appearing in The Public Library of the City of Boston: A History, between pages 184 and 185.