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Who Was Who: 5000 BC – 1914

Who Was Who: 5000 BC – 1914 by Irwin Leslie Gordon
By: (1888-1954)

A short, humorous biography of famous people from 5000 BC to 1914. — S. McGaughey

From the Introduction, “The editor begs leave to inform the public that only persons who can produce proper evidence of their demise will be admitted to Who Was Who. Press Agent notices or complimentary comments are absolutely excluded, and those offering to pay for the insertion of names will be prosecuted. As persons become eligible they will be included without solicitation, while the pages will be expurgated of others should good luck warrant.”

First Page:

WHO WAS WHO 5000 B. C. TO DATE

Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be

By Anonymous

Edited by Irwin L. Gordon

NOTE

THE editor begs leave to inform the public that only persons who can produce proper evidence of their demise will be admitted to Who Was Who. Press Agent notices or complimentary comments are absolutely excluded, and those offering to pay for the insertion of names will be prosecuted. As persons become eligible they will be included without solicitation, while the pages will be expurgated of others should good luck warrant.

Who Was Who contains over 500 biographies of those who did or endeavored to become famous. In a work of such magnitude errors occasionally occur. Should this be the case, the editor will be glad to receive corrections from the ex celebrities or their enemies. These will be accepted gratis. Proofs will be sent to all subscribers. Members of the family will be able to order the coming editions in advance by applying and remitting to the publisher.

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