Addison Van Name (1835 – September 29, 1922) was an American philologist and librarian, serving as University Librarian at Yale University from 1865 to 1904. He himself attended Yale, graduating as valedictorian in 1858.[1]

Addison Van Name
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BornNovember 15, 1835 Edit this on Wikidata
Chenango Edit this on Wikidata
DiedSeptember 29, 1922 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 86)
OccupationLibrarian edit this on wikidata

He was a member of the Acorn Club, to which he was elected in 1901. He was also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His wife's elder brother is Josiah Willard Gibbs.


  • "Contributions to Creole Grammar" in Transactions of the American Philological Association (1869)
  • Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University (1913)


  1. ^ "Prof. Addison Van Name, Veteran at Yale, is Dead". New York Tribune. September 30, 1922. p. 9.

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