Christopher Columbus Baldwin (1800-1835), a high-spirited young man who
by Harvard College authorities for certain high jinks and who, after brief
careers as lawyer and journalist, put his considerable intellect,
unbridled enthusiasm, and prodigious energy to the benefit of AAS as
librarian from 1827 to 1830 and again from 1832 until 1835. He compiled
the several-hundred-page catalogue of the library collections that was
issued in 1837.
His unfortunate and untimely death occurred only a year later in a
stagecoach accident near Zanesville, Ohio, where he had gone to
investigate Indian mounds.