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Samuel Griswold Goodrich (August 9, 1793 - May 9, 1860) was an American author, better known under the pseudonym - Peter Parley. Jump to: navigation, search August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Jump to: navigation, search A pseudonym (Greek: false name) is a fictitious name used by an individual as an alternative to their legal name (whereas an allonym is the name of another actual person assumed by one person, usually historical, in authorship of a work of art; e. ...


Goorich was the son of a Congregational minister, he was born at Ridgefield, Connecticut. He was largely self-educated, became an assistant in a country store at Danbury, Connecticut, til 1808, and at Hartford, Connecticut, til 1811, and from 1816 to 1822 be was a bookseller and publisher at Hartford. He visited Europe in. 1823 to 1824, and in 1826 removed to Boston, where he continued in the publishing business, and from 1828 to 1842 he published an illustrated annual, The Token, to which he was a frequent contributor both in prose and verse. A selection from these contributions was published in 1841 under the title Sketches from a Students Window. The Token also contained some of the earliest work of Nathaniel Hawthorne, N. P. Willis, Henry W. Longfellow and Lydia Maria Child. In 1841 he established Merrys Museum, which he continued to edit till 1854. Ridgefield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... City nickname: The Hat City Location in the state of Connecticut County Fairfield County, Connecticut Area  - Total  - Water 114. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. ...


In 1827 he began, under the name of Peter Parley, his series of books for the young, which embraced geography, biography, history, science and miscellaneous tales. Of these he was the sole author of only a few, but in 1857 he wrote that he was the author and editor of about 170 volumes, and that about seven millions had been sold. In 1857 he published Recollections of a Lifetime, which contains a list both of the works of which he was the author or editor and of the spurious works published under his name. By his writings and publications he amassed a large fortune. He was chosen a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1836, and of the state Senate in 1837, his competitor in the last election being Alexander H. Everett, and in 1851-1853 he was consul at Paris, where he remained till 1855, taking advantage of his stay to have several of his works translated into French. After his return to Americai he published, in 1859, Illustrated History of the Animal Kingdom. He died, in New York. The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) represents the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century; indeed, it was advertised as such. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


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Jamaica Plain Historical Society - 'People' Editor - - Samuel Goodrich, Alias Peter Parley (571 words)
Goodrich commenced in Boston the publication of a little magazine he called "The Token" which he continued for 12 years, and it was as the editor of "The Token" that he received many anonymous sketches from the suburban village of Concord, which he regarded with much favor.
Goodrich was a member of the State House of Representatives from Roxbury, and in 1838 and 1839 he was the Roxbury Senator.
Goodrich was appointed to the lucrative office of Consul General at Paris, a place he managed to hold until 1855, when, in spite of great efforts made to retain him by personal friends, he was succeeded by some good Democrat and supporter of President Pierce.
Samuel Griswold Goodrich at AllExperts (396 words)
Samuel Griswold Goodrich (August 9, 1793 - May 9, 1860) was an American author, better known under the pseudonym Peter Parley.
Goodrich was born at Ridgefield, Connecticut as the son of a Congregational minister.
Goodrich was largely self-educated, and became an assistant in a country store at Danbury, Connecticut, which he left in 1808, and later again at Hartford, Connecticut, until1811.
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