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 William Davis Ticknor

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William Davis Ticknor

Birth
Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 10 Apr 1864 (aged 53)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 41094152 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 41094152
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Davis Ticknor (6 Aug 1810–10 Apr 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41094152, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .