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William "Billy" Evans Burton, an actor, theater manager, and playwright in the early to mid 1800's.

He was born in England but emigrated to the United States in 1834 and worked in New York Philadelphia, and Baltimore. He also published a magazine, where Edgar Allen Poe was an editor.

By the time that he died (1860), he had amassed a collection of 100,000 books.

Carte de vista courtesy of the Library of Congress
in USA


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