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James Thomas Fields

  • Birth 31 Dec 1817 Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 24 Apr 1881 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 37139570

Publisher, Poet. James Thomas Fields joined the publishing firm of William Ticknor in 1839; the company was known as Ticknor & Fields after 1846 and operated out of the Old Corner Bookstore, now part of the Freedom Trail in Boston. The company became the major publishing house of the Boston area, working with notable authors like Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. The company later evolved into Houghton Mifflin. Fields purchased "The Atlantic Monthly" in 1861 and served as the journal's editor for a time.

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  • Originally Created by: Midnightdreary
  • Added: 16 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37139570
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Thomas Fields (31 Dec 1817–24 Apr 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37139570, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .