CHENEY, JOHN VANCE.
Born in Groveland, New York, December 29, 1848; [died, 1922].
Educated at Temple Hill Academy in Geneseo, New York. After a
short period of teaching and of practicing law, he became the
librarian of the Free Public Library of San Francisco and held
this position from 1887 to 1894 when he accepted a similar one
at the Newberry Library of Chicago, where he remained until 1899.
This biographical note is reprinted
from The Little Book of American Poets: 1787-1900. Ed.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1915.