Thursday, December 26, 2013

920 Biography, genealogy, insignia: Melvil Dewey

DeweyMelville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) died 82 years ago today.

As you can tell from the title of this blog, I'm a fan of the decimal classification system (though in the blog's case, it is the Universal Decimal Classification, not Dewey).

Dewey was also a proponent of spelling reform (hence his preferred spelling of his name, "Melvil".

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