George Swett Appleton

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George Swett Appleton (1821–1878) was an American publisher, the third son of Daniel Appleton. He was born in Andover, Massachusetts, studied in Leipzig, and for a number of years was a publisher and a book seller in Philadelphia.[1] Employees included Joseph Sabin.[2]

In 1849, with his three brothers, John, William, and Sidney, he succeeded to his father's publishing business in New York. He was a scholar and art connoisseur, becoming literary adviser to the firm. Appletons' Art Journal and the Popular Science Monthly were planned by him.[1]


  1. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "Appleton, George Swett". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 
  2. ^ "Death of Joseph Sabin", New York Times, 1881