September 28, 2011
BRIDGEPORT Historical Center
RE: John Shaw Billings-Editor Time-Life Magazine
While researching historic letters of General Lafayette, I found this in the Billings family archives:
University of South Carolina Rare Library Collection:
20. Manuscript volume bound, June-July 1920.
- Clippings from Bridgeport Telegram
(Bridgeport, Conn.) "My first newspaper endeavours."
Apparently, he was once an editor for the Telegram. His father (same name) was the first librarian of the New York Public Library and a surgeon who was instrumental in organizing the National Library of Medicine in the 1800’s.
Elaine M. George
Bridgeport, CT and Santa Fe, NM