Osgood, James Ripley

Osgood, James Ripley

(1836–92) publisher; born in Fryeburg, Maine. In 1871 he cofounded James R. Osgood & Company, an outgrowth of Ticknor & Fields. While retaining many fine authors, it failed financially, and with Osgood's departure (1880), was dissolved into a company headed by Henry Oscar Houghton.
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