Charles Carroll Soule
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Charles Carroll Soule
Soule in 1903

Charles Carroll Soule (June 25, 1842 - January 7, 1913) was an American bookman with a side specialty in the architecture of libraries. Born in Boston to Richard Soule, Jr. (1812–1877) and Harriet Winsor (1816–1905)[1] he attended the Boston Latin School and Harvard College (1862), and fought in the Civil War (44th and 55th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantries).[2]After the war he engaged in public speaking about post-slavery reconciliation in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.[3]

In the 1870s he worked in St. Louis in the publishing firm of Soule, Thomas & Winsor. [4][5] In the 1880s he ran a business selling law books from offices in Pemberton Square, Boston,[6] and in 1886 opened a bookshop in a former church on Beacon Street, near the Boston Athenaeum.[7] He established the Boston Book Company in 1889, and established The Green Bag, a legal news magazine with Horace Williams Fuller as editor. He belonged to the American Library Association.[8]

He married Louisa Charless Farwell in 1878 and had 4 children.[1] Towards the end of his life he resided in Brookline.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Sprague Project". Richard E. Weber. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "10 June 1863". Civil War Day by Day. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Julie Saville (1996). The Work of Reconstruction: From Slave to Wage Laborer in South Carolina 1860-1870. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-56625-4.
  4. ^ Publishers Weekly, June 25, 1881
  5. ^ Roberta S. Trites (2009). Twain, Alcott, and the Birth of the Adolescent Reform Novel. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-1-58729-770-0.
  6. ^ "Booksellers and Publishers". Boston Almanac and Business Directory. 1885.
  7. ^ "Obituary", Publishers Weekly, January 11, 1913
  8. ^ "Charles Carroll Soule", Public Libraries, Chicago: Library Bureau, 18, February 1913, hdl:2027/uc1.$b776645

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