Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Putnam, George Palmer

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PUTNAM, GEORGE PALMER, an American publisher and author; born in Brunswick, Me., Feb. 7, 1814. In 1848 he established the publishing house now conducted under the name of G. P. Putnam's Sons; and also founded “Putnam's Magazine.” His works include: “American Facts” (1845); “The World's Progress” (1850); “Ten Years of the World's Progress”; etc. He died in New York, Dec. 20, 1872.