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William Davis Ticknor
Birth: Aug. 6, 1810
Lebanon
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1864
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Publisher. William Ticknor was one of the founders, alongside his partner James Thomas Fields, of the Boston publishing house Ticknor and Fields. Ticknor became involved with the publishing industry in 1832 after working as a banker. He operated his business from the Old Corner Bookstore, now a national historic landmark on the Freedom Trail in Boston. Fields did not join as partner until 1845. Ticknor and Fields went on to work with such notable writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Russell Lowell, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles Dickens, and numerous others. The company published the Atlantic Monthly and the North American Review and was considered revolutionary by offering royalties to their writers. He married Emeline Staniford in 1832 and the couple had seven children. Throughout his career, Ticknor involved himself with several local organizations, including a stint as treasurer of the Boston Lyceum and as a Trustee for the Perkins Institute for the Blind. Ticknor built up an especially close relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and it was by Hawthorne's side that he died in 1864 while traveling in Philadelphia. (bio by: Midnightdreary) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Emeline S Ticknor (1810 - 1879)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Holt Ticknor (1842 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Midnightdreary
Record added: Aug 24, 2009
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William Davis Ticknor
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William Davis Ticknor
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Dear Mr Ticknor- What an illustrious clientele for a publisher to have. I hope you and Mr Fields are enjoying grand reunions with the great writers of your time, out there in that quantum realm that death is. Bless you all.
- SM NONA
 Added: Nov. 10, 2011
To my possible great-great-great-great grandfather. If he is, then I will thank him in heaven for the good fortune his life's work may or may not befall me. He worked with Charles Dickens!!!
- James Ticknor
 Added: Feb. 1, 2010

- katzizkidz
 Added: Aug. 28, 2009
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