Harper, Fletcher

Harper, Fletcher

(1806–77) publisher; born in Newton, N.Y. Youngest of the Harper brothers, he joined the family publishing firm in 1825 and played a key role in its expansion, notably by creating Harper's Weekly (1857) and Harper's Bazaar (1867).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.