Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Wiley, John

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WILEY, John, publisher, b. in Flatbush, Long Island, 4 Oct., 1808; d. in East Orange, N. J., 21 Feb., 1891. At the age of seventeen he went into business with his father, at that time a Wall street bookseller and publisher, whose shop was the resort of Cooper and Halleck. Later the son entered the firm, which became Wiley, Lane & Co., then Wiley & Putnam, John Wiley, and finally John Wiley & Sons. The firm at first conducted a general publishing business, but later confined its attention to scientific publications. Wiley was a strong advocate of international copyright, contributing many articles upon the subject to the daily papers. The publishing business is still carried on in New York city by Mr. Wiley's two sons.