Appleton, Daniel, 1785–1849, American publisher, b. Haverhill, Mass. The owner of a general store in Boston, he moved to New York in 1826, where he established one of the largest publishing houses in the country. The firm was continued by his sons under the name D. Appleton & Company. It eventually was renamed Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.
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Appleton, Daniel(1785–1849) publisher; born in Haverhill, Mass. Starting as a dry goods merchant, he became increasingly involved in bookselling and in 1831 began publishing books, eventually under the imprint D. Appleton & Company, which he passed on to his sons.
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