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Nancy Woodbridge Beach (1887 - 1962)

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Nancy Woodbridge (Sylvia) Beach
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, United Statesmap
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Died in Paris, Francemap
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Biography

Sylvia Beach (March 14, 1887 – October 5, 1962), born Nancy Woodbridge Beach, was a American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris, where she was one of the leading expatriate figures between World War I and II She is known for her Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, which published James Joyce's controversial book, Ulysses.

She was the second of three daughters of Sylvester Beach and Eleanor Thomazine Orbison. Although named Nancy after her grandmother Orbison, she later decided to change her name to Sylvia. Her maternal grandparents were missionaries to India, and her father, a Presbyterian minister, was descended from several generations of clergymen.

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