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Noah Webster and the Dream of a Common Language

Noah Webster the schoolmaster of the republic, ca. 1891
– Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

By Christopher Dobbs

Noah Webster Jr. is best remembered as the author of the dictionary most often called, simply, “Webster’s,” but whose original 1828 title was An American Dictionary of the English Language. Even with today’s spell-check and online resources, many Americans still think “Webster’s” when they have a question regarding spelling and word definitions.

Yet, as major a contribution as that is, Noah Webster’s influence on American life and language is larger than many of us know. He was an education reformer, political activist, author of textbooks, pioneer in epidemiology, newspaper editor, and an early antislavery advocate. This Connecticut polymath is also considered the “father of American copyright law.” Webster even saw his American Dictionary as being more than a convenient reference; he regarded its contributions to standardized language usage and spelling as integral to building a new nation.

Coming of age during the American Revolution, he embraced many of the radical ideas and attitudes associated with the country’s new freedom and yet was stalwartly linked to the traditions of his Puritan ancestors. His life and accomplishments reflect a blend of revolutionary spirit and Old World traditionalism, and he played a critical cultural role in defining America’s national identity.

On his paternal side, Webster’s great-great-grandfather, John Webster, had journeyed with Thomas Hooker from Massachusetts to help found the Connecticut Colony and later served as governor. His maternal side could link its New England lineage back to William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. Noah Webster Jr. was born into this background on October 16, 1758, in the West Division of Hartford, now known as West Hartford, to Noah Webster Sr. and Mercy Steel Webster. Noah was one of five children and grew up on his father’s farm.

Detail of a lesson from The American spelling book by Noah Webster

Webster’s Words

It was clear that he had a gift for language, so his parents arranged for him to be tutored and in 1774, at the age of 16, he enrolled at Yale College. The rebellious spirit of Yale, a brief stint in the West Division’s militia while a student, and greeting George Washington in New Haven instilled patriotic zeal in the young Webster. He graduated in 1778, taught at schools in Glastonbury, Hartford, and West Hartford, and studied law in Litchfield. In 1782, Webster was appointed to a teaching position in Goshen, New York, and there he began to test many of his educational theories and incorporate them into a book.

In 1783, Webster published Volume 1 of A Grammatical Institute of the English Language (a.k.a., The American Spelling Book but best known for the color of its binding as the Blue-Backed Speller). Webster believed that the fledgling country needed its own textbooks and a codified language around which to unite. He wrote, “Now is the time and this the country in which we may expect success in attempting changes to language, science, and government. Let us then seize the present moment and establish a national language as well as a national government.” His speller, later reader, and grammar all incorporated American heroes and authors with the goal of creating national symbols to galvanize the country. Between 1783 and the early 1900s it is estimated that Webster’s spelling book sold nearly 100 million copies. Over 30 influential textbooks followed, including History of the United States, the nation’s first full-length history.

During the 1780s Webster wrote numerous essays promoting education reform and other cultural concerns, went on a national lecture tour, established the American Magazine, promoted the sales of his textbooks, and worked to advance copyright law. The support of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and many other national leaders during this time made Webster’s efforts to market his books very successful.

In 1785, two years before the Constitutional Convention and the printing of the Federalist Papers, Webster wrote Sketches of American Policy, in which he outlined his ideas for a new government. He supported a powerful national government with strong executive authority and a Congress with broad powers to create laws—all of which were incorporated in the Constitution. (His hopes that the new Constitution would include universal education and the end of slavery were not realized).

Developing a Dictionary

In 1789, Webster married Boston-born Rebecca Greenleaf and settled down briefly in Hartford to establish a law practice. Getting involved with city government, he pioneered one of the first workmen’s compensation insurance programs and helped found the antislavery group the Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom. Before long, however, Webster claimed to hear a patriotic calling and moved to New York City to establish the Federalist newspaper The American Minerva and the semi-weekly Herald. The same year that he married, Webster published a compilation of his speeches in Dissertations on the English Language, which proposed broad spelling reforms.

Webster moved his growing family to New Haven in 1798 (taking up residence in Benedict Arnold’s old house). Concerned that two Americans had already authored dictionaries, Webster began working on his own dictionary. In 1806 he published the 40,600-word A Compendious Dictionary of the American Language. Shocking Webster’s numerous critics, it did not notably alter spellings but applied many reforms that had been inconsistent in previous dictionaries.

Following the Compendious Dictionary, Webster began working to overthrow Samuel Johnson’s dictionary, a British work considered the language resource of the day. To accomplish this, Webster learned to read and understand more than 20 languages and traveled to France and England to research early dictionaries and books on the origins of words and language. Several times Webster ran out of money, but he received financial support from statesman and jurist John Jay and other prominent Americans who wanted to see the book finished. Webster completed the dictionary in 1825, and it was the last time that one person alone developed a major dictionary. It included an impressive 70,000 words, definitions, and explanations of words’ origins. The first edition was printed in 1828 under the title An American Dictionary of the English Language and sold for $20 per set. This colossal work came to symbolize a unified national language, and for Webster, was essential for nation building.

Webster’s Other Accomplishments

While writing his American Dictionary, Webster once again moved his family. This time they relocated to Amherst, Massachusetts, where he became involved with state politics and experimented with agriculture, which had been an ongoing interest. Finding the quality of local education unacceptable, he helped to found Amherst Academy (opening in 1815 with 90 girls and more than 100 boys). By this point Noah and Rebecca Webster had six daughters and one son (another had died as an infant). Webster believed that a democracy required an educated public (and that both boys and girls should be instructed, a position that he would later change) and had already established several schools including Union School in New Haven. Before leaving Amherst in 1821 to go back to New Haven, Webster would help found one more school, Amherst College.

In 1830, the aging Webster traveled to Washington, DC, to meet with President Andrew Jackson and to convince Congress to enact new federal copyright laws. During the 1830s, Webster continued to write books and even tried his hand at updating and Americanizing the most popular book in America: the Bible. Living out the remainder of his days in the house that he had specially designed on the corner of New Haven’s Temple and Grove streets, Webster died on May 28, 1843.

Webster was a pioneer in many fields. His dictionaries, spellers, and copious writings were part of America’s cultural revolution. His political theories influenced the framers of the Constitution and helped shape our existing laws. His social beliefs, such as the abolition of slavery and a safety net for the working class, would take another century to fully materialize. Yet, despite all of this, Webster’s name will always be synonymous with the dictionary. In 1847 (four years after his death), George and Charles Merriam gained the rights to Webster’s work and published their first edition of the dictionary in Springfield, Massachusetts. Selling for a then-hefty $6 per copy, the dictionary met with wide popularity, a feat made possible by modern printing techniques, ensuring Noah Webster’s legacy as the father of the American English language and a creator of the national identity.

Christopher Dobbs, formerly Executive Director of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, is currently Executive Director of the Connecticut River Museum.

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  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American Dictionary of the English Language (2 volumes; New York: S. Converse, 1828)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American Dictionary of the English Language (abridged from the quarto edition, revised, with appendix; New York: White and Sheffield, 1841), contrib. by John Walker (multiple formats at Google)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American Spelling Book, Containing an Easy Standard of Pronunciation, Being the First Part of a Grammatical Institute of the English Language, To Which is Added an Appendix Containing a Moral Catechism, and a Federal Catechism (Wilmington: Bonsal and Niles, ca. 1802) (HTML and page images with commentary at merrycoz.org)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A Dictionary of the English Language, Explanatory, Pronouncing, Etymological, and Synonymous, With a Copious Appendix (Springfield, MA: G. C. Merriam and Co., 1872), also by Chauncey A. Goodrich, Noah Porter, and William A. Wheeler (page images at MOA)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An Examination Into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Proposed by the Late Convention Held at Philadelphia: With Answers to the Principal Objections That Have Been Raised Against the System (Philadelphia: Prichard and Hall, 1787) (multiple formats at Google)

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  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language. (New York, 1841) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language. (New York, 1830) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language. ([1868]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: American dictionary of the English language ... (New York, Converse, 1830) (page images at HathiTrust)
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  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language / (New York : Harper & brothers, 1846), also by John Walker, ed. by Chauncey A. Goodrich (page images at HathiTrust)
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  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language; containing the whole vocabulary of the first edition ... (Springfield, Mass., G. and C. Merriam, 1850), also by Noah Porter, ed. by Chauncey A. Goodrich (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language; containing the whole vocabulary of the first edition in two volumes quarto; the entire corrections and improvements of the second edition in two volumes royal octavo; to which is prefixed an introductory dissertation on the origin, history, and connection, of the languages of western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed. (Springfield, Mass., G. and C. Merriam, 1854), also by Noah Porter and Chauncey A. Goodrich (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : containing the whole vocabulary of the first edition in two volumes quarto, and the entire corrections and improvements of the second edition in two volumes royal octavo / (Chicago : Donohue & Henneberry, 1895), also by Chauncey A. Goodrich (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language; containing the whole vocabulary of the first edition ... quarto; the entire corrections and improvements of the second edition in ... octavo; to which is prefixed an introductory dissertation on the origin, history, and connection, of the languages of western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed. (Springfield, Mass. : G. and C. Merriam, [1848?]), also by Noah Porter and Chauncey A. Goodrich (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language; exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words: (New York, S. Converse, 1830), also by John Walker, Chauncey A. Goodrich, and Joseph E. Worcester (page images at HathiTrust)
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  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definition of words / (New-York : Harper, 1844) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words / (New York : N. and J. White, 1834), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words / (New York : Harper, 1846), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words / (New York, White & Sheffield, 1842, c1841), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language; exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words. (New York, White & Sheffield, 1839), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words / (New York : S. Converse, 1832), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words / (New York : Harper & Brothers, 1848), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words / (New York : Harper, 1845), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definition of words / (New York : Harper, 1851), also by Chauncey A. Goodrich and John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language; exhibiting the origin, orthography, pronunciation, and definitions of words. (Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & co., 1867), ed. by Chauncey A. Goodrich (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language; first edition in octavo, containing the whole vocabulary of the quarto, with corrections, improvements, and several thousand additional words; to which is prefixed an introductory dissertation ... (New Haven, The author, 1841) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American dictionary of the English language : intended to exhibit, I. The origin, affinities and primary signification of English words, as far as they have been ascertained. II. The genuine orthography and pronunciation of words, according to general usage, or to just principles of analogy. III. Accurate and discriminating definitions, with numerous authorities and illustrations : To which are prefixed, an introductory dissertation on the origin, history and connection of the languages of Western Asia and of Europe, and a concise grammar of the English language : in two volumes/ (New York: Published by S. Converse, 1828), also by Hezekiah Howe and Sherman Converse (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American illustrated pronouncing pocket dictionary of the English language. Based on the labors and principles of Webster and other authorities ... (New York, Hurst & Co., 1887) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking (Hartford: Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, n.d.), also by American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress), 19th and 20th Century American Textbook Collection, and Hudson & Goodwin (page images at Florida)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking : calculated to improve the mind and refine the taste of youth : to which is prefixed, Rules in elocution and Directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind / (Philadelphia : David Hogan, 1816) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking, calculated to improve the mind and refine the taste of youth. To which is prefixed, rules in elocution, and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind. (Philadelphia : Published and sold by David Hogan ;, 1814) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking : calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth : to which are prefixed rules in elocution, and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind / (New-Haven : From Sidney's Press for I. Beers and I. Cooke, 1804) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking : calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth : and also to instruct them in geography, history, and politics of the United States : to which are prefixed, rules in elocution, and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind : being the third part of A grammatical institute of the English language / (Boston : Printed by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1793, c1791) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection, of lessons in reading and speaking. Calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth. To which are prefixed rules in elocution, and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind. (Utica: Printed by Seward and Williams, 1813) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking : calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth : to which are prefixed, rules in elocution, and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind / (Salem [Mass.] : Printed by Joshua Cushing, for Cushing and Appleton, 1805) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons, in reading and speaking, calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth: to which are prefixed rules in elocution, and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind. Being the third part of a Grammatical Institute of the English language. (Elizabeth-Town, printed by J. Woods, for E. Duyckinck, 1802) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking : calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth : to which are prefixed, rules in elocution, and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind / (Philadelphia : Published and sold by David Hogan, 1809) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking : calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth : to which are prefixed rules in elocution, and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind / (Utica, N.Y. : Seward and Williams, 1809) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking : calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth : to which are prefixed rules in elocution and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind : being the third part of A grammatical institute of the English language / (New York : Evert Duyckinck, 1804) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking ... to which are prefixed, rules in elocution, and directions for expressing ... passions of the mind: being the third part of a grammatical Institute of the English language. (New York, N. Judah, 1802) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book (Lexington, Ky: W.W. Worsley, 1823), also by William W. Worsley (page images at Florida)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book [electronic resource] : containing the rudiments of the English language for the use of schools / ([Brockville, Ont.? : s.n.], 1830) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book : containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States / (Printed at Boston : For John West, proprietor of the copy right : sold, wholesale and retail, at his bookstore ... also, by David West, Joseph Larkin, and Thomas & Andrews, in said Boston; also by Thomas & Whipple, Newburyport, Charles Pierce, Portsmouth and all other booksellers in the United States, 1807) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book : containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States / (Brattleborough, Vt. : Published by John Holbrook, 1820) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book : containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States / (Brattleborough, Vt., : Published by Holbrook and Fessenden, 1825) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book : containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States / (Brattleborough, Vt. : Holbrook and Fessenden, 1826) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book; containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States. (Middletown, Conn., W.H. Niles, 1827) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book : containing the rudiments of the English language : for the use of schools in the United States / (Brattleborough, Vt. : Holbrook and Fessenden, 1827) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book; containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States. (New-Brunswick, N.J., Terhune & Letson, 1829) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book, containing the rudiments of the English language. For the use of schools in the United States. (Middletown, Conn, W.H. Niles, 1831) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book : containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States / (Albany : Printed by Websters and Skinners, 1822) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book; containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States. ([n.p.] Sterotyped by the publisher. Samuel G. Hayes: Sandbornton Power Press, 1836) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book; containing the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States / (Hartford : Printed by Hudson, 1822) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The American spelling book : containing the rudiments of the English language : for use of schools in the United States / (Philadelphia : Johnson & Warner, 1816, c1804) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Biography for the use of schools / (New Haven, Conn. : Printed by Hezekiah Howe, 1830) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A brief history of epidemic and pestilential diseases : with the principal phenomena of the physical world, which precede and accompany them, and observations deduced from the facts stated : in two volumes / (Hartford : printed by Hudson & Goodwin, 1799), also by Francisco Guerra and Hudson & Goodwin (Hartford) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A brief history of epidemic and pestilential diseases; with the principal phenomena of the physical world, which precede and accompany them, and observations deduced from the facts stated. : In two volumes. / By Noah Webster, author of Dissertations on the English language and several other works--member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences--of the Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, Arts and Manufactures, in the state of New-York--of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and corresponding member of the Historical Society in Massachusetts. ; Vol. I[-II]. (Hartford: : Printed by Hudson & Goodwin., 1799. (Published according to act of Congress.)) (HTML at Evans TCP)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A collection of essays and fugitiv writings. On moral, historical, political and literary subjects. (Boston, Printed for the author, by I. Thomas and E. T. Andrews, 1790) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings: On Moral, Historical, Political, and Literary Subjects (Gutenberg ebook)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A collection of papers on political, literary, and moral subjects / (New York : Webster & Clark, 1843) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A collection of papers on political, literary, and moral subjects / (New York : Webster & Clark, 1843) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A collection of papers on the subject of bilious fevers, prevalent in the United States for a few years past. (New-York: Printed by Hopkins, Webb and Co. no. 40, Pine-street., 1796), also by William Buel and E. H. Smith (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A common-school dictionary of the English language, explanatory, pronouncing, and synonymous : with an appendix containing various useful tables : mainly abridged from the latest edition of the American dictionary of Noah Webster / (New York : Ivison, Blakeman & Company, c1867), also by William Adolphus Wheeler and William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A common-school dictionary of the English language, explanatory, pronouncing, and synonymous. With an appendix containing various useful tables. (Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott and company; New York, Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman, & co.; [etc., etc.,], 1868), ed. by William Adolphus Wheeler and William Greenleaf Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A common-school dictionary of the English language, explanatory, pronouncing, and synonymous : with an appendix containing various useful tables : mainly abridged from the latest edition of the American dictionary of Noah Webster / (New York : Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co., 1878, c1867), also by William Adolphus Wheeler and William Greenleaf Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A common-school pronouncing dictionary of the English language. (New York, Mason brothers [etc., etc., c1857]), ed. by William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A common-school pronouncing dictionary of the English language / (New York : Mason Brothers, 1866, c1857), also by William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A condensed dictionary of the English language giving the correct spelling, pronunciation and definitions of words based on the unabridged dictionary of Noah Webster, (Chicago, The Reilly & Britton co., etc., etc., 1910) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Contributions to v. 1 of the Memoirs of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. (New-Haven, O. Steele & Co., 1810) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary for primary schools. (New-York, F.J. Huntington, 1841) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary for primary schools. (New York, N. & J. White; New Haven, Durrie & Peck, 1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary for primary schools. (New York : N. & J. White; New Haven ; Durrie & Peck, 1834, c1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary for primary schools / (New York : Huntington and Savage, 1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary for primary schools / (New-York : F.J. Huntington, 1838) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language. (New York, American Book Co., etc., etc., [1916. cop.1892]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language ... / (New York : Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, 1878), also by William A. Wheeler, William Greenleaf Webster, William Adolphus Wheeler, and William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language : abridged from the American dictionary. (New York : F. J. Huntington, and Mason and Law, 1851) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Dictionary of the English language: abridged from the American dictionary. (New York, 1845) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language: abridged from the American dictionary, (New York, F.J. Huntington [etc.], 1853) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language; abridged from the American dictionary. (New-York, Huntington and Savage, Mason and Law, 1851) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language: abridged from the American dictionary, (New York, Huntington and Savage, 1846), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language; abridged from the American dictionary, (New York, F.J. Huntington, and Mason brothers, 1856) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language : abridged from the American dictionary / (New York : Huntington and Savage, Mason and Law, 1850), also by John Walker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language : abridged from the American dictionary for the use of primary schools and the counting house / (New York : Huntington and Savage, 1843) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language: abridged from the American dictionary, for the use of primary schools and the counting house. (New York, N. & J. White, 1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Dictionary of the English language: abridged from the American dictionary, for the use of primary schools and the counting house. (New York, 1845) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language; abridged from the American dictionary, for the use of primary schools and the counting house. (New York, F. J. Huntington & co., 1840) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language; abridged from the American dictionary, for the use of primary schools and the counting house. (New York, F. J. Huntington & co., 1842) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language : abridged from the American dictionary, for use of primary schools and the counting house. (New York : F. J. Huntington & Co., 1839) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language : compiled for the use of common schools in the United States / (Hartford, [Conn.] : George Goodwin, 1817) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language : designed for use in common schools abridged from Webster's international dictionary. (New York : American Book Company ; Springfield, Mass. : G. & C. Merriam Co., c1892) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language, explanatory, pronouncing, etmyological, and synonymous. (New York, Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, & co.; Springfield, Mass., G. & C. Merriam; [etc., etc., c1895]), ed. by William A. Wheeler and William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language; explanatory, pronouncing, etymological, and synonymous. / (New York, Chicago : Ivison, Blakeman, 1867) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language, explanatory, pronouncing, etymological, and synonymous, with a copious appendix. : Mainly abridged from the quarto dictionary of Noah Webster, LL. D. / As rev. by Chauncey A. Goodrich, D. D. and Noah Porter, D. D. By William A. Wheeler. With supplement of nearly four thousand new words and meanings. Illustrated by more than six hundred engravings on wood. (Springfield, Mass. : G. & C. Merriam & co., 1872) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language, explanatory, pronouncing, etymological, and synonymous, with a copious appendix. (Springfield, Mass., G. & C. Merriam & co., 1892), also by Noah Porter and Chauncey A. Goodrich, ed. by William A. Wheeler (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language, explanatory, pronouncing, etymological, and synonymous, with a copious appendix. Mainly abridged from the latest edition of the quarto dictionary of Noah Webster, as revised by Chauncey A. Goodrich, and Noah Porter, (Springfield, Mass., G. & C. Merriam, 1893), also by Noah Porter and Chauncey A. Goodrich, ed. by William A. Wheeler (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language : explanatory, pronouncing, etymological, and synonymous : with an appendix containing various useful tables / (New York : Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, 1874), also by William A. Wheeler and William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language, explanatory, pronouncing, etymological, and synonymous. With an appendix containing various useful tables. (Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co., etc.,etc., 1875) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language: intended to exhibit: I. The origin and the affinities of every English word ... II. The orthography and the pronunciation of words ... III. Accurate and discriminating definitions of technical and scientific terms ... To which are prefixed an introductory dissertation on the origin, history, and connection of the languages of western Asia and of Europe and a concise grammar, philosophical and practical, of the English language. (London, Black, Young, and Young, 1832) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the english language ... mainly abridged from the latest edition of the quarto dictionary of Noah Webster / (New York : Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, 1872) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language. To which are prefixed an introductory dissertation on the origin, history, and connection of the languages of Western Asia and of Europe; and a concise grammar, philosophical and practical, of the English language. (London : Published by Black, Young, and Young, MDCCCXXXI-XXXII), also by Edmund Henry Barker (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A dictionary of the English language : with an appendix containing a pronouncing vocabulary of biblical, classical, mythological, historical, and geographical proper names : abridged from Webster's International dictionary. (New York : American Book Co., c1892) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Dissertations on the English Language, with Notes, Historical and Critical;: to Which is Added, by Way of Appendix, an Essay on a Reformed Mode of Spelling, With Dr. Franklin's Arguments on that Subject (Gutenberg ebook)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Effects of slavery, on morals and industry. By Noah Webster, Jun. Esq. Counsellor at law and member of the Connecticut Society for ehe [sic] Promotion of Freedom. ; [Two lines from Shakespeare] (Hartford, (Connecticut) : Printed by Hudson and Goodwin., M.DCC.XCIII. [1793]) (HTML at Evans TCP)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book [electronic resource] : being an improvement on the American spelling book / (Kingston, U.C. [Ont.] : E. Lesslie, 1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book; being an improvement on The American spelling book. (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book; being an improvement on "The American spelling-book." (New York, D. Appleton & co., [1866]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book; being an improvement on the American spelling book. (New Brunswick, N.J., Pub. by J. Terhune, [1848]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book; being an improvement on the American spelling book. (Cleveland, M.C. Younglove, 1848) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book; being an improvement on the American spelling book. (Watertown, N.Y., Knowlton and Rice, 1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book; being an improvement on The American spelling book. (Concord, N.H., M.G. Atwood, 1832) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling-book, being an improvement on the American spelling-book. (New York, Collins & Bros., [1908?]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book : being an improvement on The American spelling book / (Portland, Me. : O.L. Sanborn, 1839, c1829) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book : being an improvement on the American spelling book / (Concord, N.H. : L. Roby, 1842) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book : being an improvement on the American spelling book / (Portland, Me. : Sanborn and Carter, [1843?]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book : being an improvement on "The American spelling-book" / (New York : D. Appleton & Co., c1857) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book : being an improvement on the American spelling book / by Noah Webster. (New York : American Book Co., c1880) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spelling book : being an improvement on The American spelling book / by Noah Webster. (New York : American Book Company, c1908) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The elementary spellingbook. (New York : American Book, c1908) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge ... (Hartford, Printed for O.D. Cooke, by Hudson & Goodwin., 1806) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge / (New Haven, Conn. : Bronson, Walter & Co., 1806-1812) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge. containing a historical and geographical account of the empires and states in Europe, Asia and Africa, with their colonies : to which is added a brief description of New Holland ... / (New-Haven, Conn. : Bronson, Walter & Co., 1806) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge. containing a historical and geographical account of the United States / (New-Haven [Conn.] : From Sidney's Press for Increase Cooke & Co., 1809), also by George Washington (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge : containing a historical and geographical account of the United States : for the use of schools / (New London : Printed for O.D. Cooke, by E.P Cady, 1807-1812) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge : containing a historical and geographical account of the United States : for the use of schools / (Hartford : Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1815-) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge ... Containing a historical and geographical account of the United States; for the use of schools. (New York, E. Duyckinck, 1810) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge : for the use of schools / (Hartford : Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1809-) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge. Vol. I. Containing a historical and geographical account of the United States; for the use of schools. (Hartford, printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1812) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge, vol. II : containing a historical and geographical account of the United States : for the use of schools / (New-Haven : From Sidney's Press for Increase Cooke, 1808) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge, vol.I. : Containing a historical and geographical account of the United States. For the use of schools. / (Hartford : Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1815) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge: volume 1, containing a historical and geographical account of the United States; (Hartford, Printed for O.D. Cooke, by Hudson and Goodwin, 1806) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge. Volume I. Containing a historical and geographical account of the United States; for the use of schools. (Hartford, Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, 1809) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge. Volume I. Containing a historical and geographical account of the United States; for the use of schools / (New York : Published by Evert Duyckinck, 1810) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Elements of useful knowledge : Volume II : containing a historical and geographical account of the United States : for the use of schools / (Hartford : Hudson and Goodwin, 1813, c1805), also by George Washington (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An English-Japanese lexicon : explanatory, pronouncing and etymological, containing all English words in present use, with an appendix / (Tokyo : M. Okura, 1895), also by Yutaka Shimada (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An examination into the leading principles of the federal constitution proposed by the late convention held at Philadelphia. With answers to the principal objections that have been raised against the system. ([Brooklyn? N.Y., 1887?]), also by Seymour B. Durst (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An examination into the leading principles of the federal constitution proposed by the late convention held at Philadelphia, with answers to the principal objections that have been raised against the system, (Philadelphia, printed and sold by Prichard & Hall, in Market Street, the second door above Laetitia Court., 1787) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary of the English language; with synonyms; abridged from the American dictionary of Noah Webster LLD., (Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1856), also by Noah Webster, ed. by Chauncey A. Goodrich and William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary of the English language; with synonyms; abridged from the American dictionary of Noah Webster LLD., (Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1856), also by Noah Webster, ed. by Chauncey A. Goodrich and William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary of the English language, with synonyms : abridged from the American dictionary of Noah Webster / (New York : Mason Brothers, 1856), also by Chauncey A. Goodrich and William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Flags of the United States and foreign countries, (Springfield, Mass., G. & C. Merriam company, 1914) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A grammatical institute of the English language, comprising a easy, concise, and systematic method of education, designed for the use of English schools in America. In three parts, part II containing a plain and comprehensive grammar, grounded on the true principles and idioms of the language (Boston, Printed by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1800) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A grammatical institute of the English language : comprising an easy, concise and systematic method of education : designed for the use of English schools in America ... part second ... / (New York : Printed for E. Duyckinck by L. Nichols, 1804) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Grammatical institute of the English language. Pt. 2 (Hartford: : Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, for the author, M,DCC,LXXXIV. Under protection of the statute., [1784]), also by John Trumbull (HTML at Evans TCP)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Grammatical institute of the English language. Pt. 3 (Hartford: : Printed by Barlow & Babcock, for the author, M,DCC,LXXV. With the privilege of copy-right., [1785]), also by Joel Barlow and Timothy Dwight (HTML at Evans TCP)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A high-school dictionary of the English language / (New York : Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co., 1871), also by William A. Wheeler and William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A high-school dictionary of the English language explanatory, pronouncing, and synonymous. (New York : Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & co.; J. B. Lippincott & co.; [etc., etc.], 1868), also by William Adolphus Wheeler and William Greenleaf Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A high-school pronouncing dictionary of the English language. (New York,, 1860 [cop.1857]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A high school pronouncing dictionary of the English language, (New York, F.J. Huntington, and Mason Brothers, 1853), also by William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A high-school pronouncing dictionary of the English language. (New York, Mason Bros., 1857), also by William G. Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: History of animals : being the fourth volume of Elements of useful knowledge : for the use of schools and young persons of both sexes / (New-Haven [Conn.] : Published and sold by Howe & DeForest, and Walter & Steele, 1812), also by Noah Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: History of animals : being the fourth volume of Elements of useful knowledge : for the use of schools and young persons of both sexes / (New-Haven [Conn.] : Published and sold by Howe & DeForest, and Walter & Steele, 1812), also by Noah Webster (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: History of animals; designed for the instruction and amusement of persons of both sexes. (New-Haven, Howe & Deforest [etc.], 1812) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: History of the United States : to which is prefixed a brief historical account of our [English] ancestors, from the dispersion at Babel, to their migration to America, and of the conquest of South America, by the Spaniards / (Cincinnati : Burgess and Morgan, 1838) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: History of the United States : to which is prefixed a brief historical account of our [English] ancestors, from the dispersion at Babel, to their migration to America, and of the conquest of South America, by the Spaniards / (New Haven : Durrie & Peck ; Louisville, Ky. : Wilcox, Dickerman, 1832) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: History of the United States : to which is prefixed a brief historical account of our [English] ancestors, from the dispersion at Babel, to their migration to America, and of the conquest of South America, by the Spaniards / (Cincinnati : Publish by Corey, Fairbank & Webster, 1835) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: History of the United States : to which is prefixed a brief historical account of our [English] ancestors, from the dispersion at Babel, to their migration to America, and of the conquest of South America, by the Spaniards / (New Haven : Published by S. Babcock, 1837) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, in the common version / (New Haven : Durrie & Peck : Sold by H. Howe, 1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The illustrated Webster spelling book : with two hundred and fifty engravings. (London : Ward & Lock, [1856?]), also by Eminent English scholar (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The imperial dictionary, English, technological, and scientific : adapted to the present state of literature, science, and art, on the basis of Webster's dictionary, with the addition of many thousand words and phrases from the other standard dictionaries and encyclopedias, and from numerous other sources ... / (Glasgow [etc.] : Blackie and Son, 1856), also by John Ogilvie (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An improved grammar of the English language. (New Haven, Durrie and Peck, 1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An improved grammar of the English language. (New Haven, H. Howe, 1831) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An improved grammar of the English language / (New Haven : Sidney Babcock, 1839, c1831) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An improved grammar of the English language / (New Haven : Sidney Babcock, 1843, c1831) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: An improved grammar of the English language / (New York : Webster & Clark, 1831, 1843) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Instructive and entertaining lessons for youth; with rules for reading with propriety, illustrated by examples: designed for use in schools and families (New-Haven, S. Babcock and Durrie & Peck, 1835) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843, ed.: A journal of the transactions and occurrences in the settlement of Massachusetts and the other New-England colonies, from the year 1630 to 1644: written by John Winthrop, Esq; first governor of Massachusetts: and now first published from a correct copy of the original manuscript. ; [Two lines of Latin text] (Hartford: : Printed by Elisha Babcock., M,DCC,XC. [1790]), by John Winthrop (HTML at Evans TCP)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Laird & Lee's Webster's new standard American dictionary of the English language (Chicago, Laird & Lee, [c1911]), also by E. T. Roe and Publishers Laird & Lee (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Laird & Lee's Webster's new standard American dictionary of the English language, (Chicago, Laird & Lee, [c1912]), also by E. T. Roe and Publishers Laird & Lee (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Laird & Lee's Webster's new standard dictionary of the English language. (Chicago, Laird & Lee, [c1920]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Laird & Lee's Webster's new standard dictionary of the English language, adapted for high school, academic and collegiate grades ... (Chicago, Laird & Lee, [c1908]), also by E. T. Roe (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Laird & Lee's Webster's new standard dictionary of the English language for all grammar and common school grades, (Chicago, Laird & Lee, inc., [c1920]), also by E. T. Roe and Publishers Laird & Lee (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Letter ... to Daniel Webster. (New York, 1903) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Letters of Noah Webster. (New York, Library Publishers, [c1953]), ed. by Harry R. Warfel (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Letters to a young gentleman commencing his education : to which is subjoined a brief history of the United States / (New Haven : Sold by Howe & Spalding, S. Converse, printer, 1823) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A manual of useful studies: for the instruction of young persons of both sexes, in families and schools. (New Haven, S. Babcock, 1839) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A manual of useful studies: for the instruction of young persons of both sexes, in families and schools. (New Haven, S. Babcock, 1839) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: A manual of useful studies : for the instruction of young persons of both sexes, in families and schools / (Philadelphia : J. Harding, 1846) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Miscellaneous papers, on political and commercial subjects, (New York, B. Franklin, [1967]) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Miscellaneous papers, on political and commercial subjects. (New York, B. Franklin, [1967]) (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: Miscellaneous papers on political and commercial subjects / (New-York : Printed by E. Belden & Co., 1802) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The modern school and office dictionary of the English language. (Chicago, Thompson & Thomas, [c1905]) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The new supreme Webster dictionary, self-pronouncing, (New York, Adair & Petty, [c1919]), also by American board of lexicography, ed. by George J. Hagar (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The new supreme Webster dictionary, self-pronouncing, (New York, World syndicate company (incorporated), [c1922]), also by American board of lexicography, ed. by George J. Hagar (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The New Testament in the common version / (New Haven : S. Babcock, 1839, c1833) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: New universal graphic dictionary of the English language, self-pronouncing, (Philadelphia, Chicago, The John C. Winston company, [c1925]), also by William Joseph Pelo (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: New universal graphic dictionary of the English language, self-pronouncing ... based on the foundation laid (Phil., Winston Co., c1916), also by Charles Morris (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: New universal self-pronouncing dictionary of the English language. (Philadelphia, etc., The J[ohn] C. Winston Co., [cop. 1914]), ed. by Charles Morris (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The new Webster dictionary and complete vest-pocket library. (South Lancaster, Mass., Miles, c1914) (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The new Webster dictionary and complete vest-pocket library, by E. Edgar Miles ... (New York, Chicago [etc.] E. E. Miles, [c1894]), ed. by E. Edgar Miles and E. Edgar Miles (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: New Websterian 1912 dictionary : based upon the unabridged dictionary of Noah Webster : with a reference library and treasury of facts / (New York : Syndicate Publishing Co., c1912), also by Harry Thurston Peck (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: New Websterian dictionary ... based upon the unabridge dictionary of Noah Webster, [LL. D.,] with a reference library and treasury of facts, rev. ... (New York, Syndicate publishing company, [c1912]), ed. by Harry Thurston Peck (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: The New York directory for 1786, (N[ew] Y[ork] The Trow City Directory Co., [1889]), also by William Kelby and David C. Franks (page images at HathiTrust)
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843: