Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber

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Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber

Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814 - 1890) was an American humorist.

He was born in 1814 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and began work in a printing-office in 1830. He moved to Boston in 1832, and then became an editor with the Boston Daily Post and Boston Saturday Evening Gazette.[1] He then became editor of The Carpet-Bag humor magazine in the 1850s, one of his creations was Mrs. Partington, the American version of Mrs. Malaprop. He died in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1890.



  1. ^ Gilder, Jeannette Leonard Gilde (1910). Masterpieces of the world's best literature, Volume 8. Classic pub. co. p. 36. 

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Partington, Mrs.". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.