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William Davis Ticknor
Birth: Aug. 6, 1810
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1864
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) 
Family links: 
  Emeline Staniford Holt Ticknor (1810 - 1879)*
  Howard Malcolm Ticknor (1836 - 1905)*
  Richard Ellis Ticknor (1841 - 1841)*
  Benjamin Holt Ticknor (1842 - 1914)*
  Emeline Ticknor (1845 - 1911)*
  Thomas Baldwin Ticknor (1848 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
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William Davis Ticknor
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