The New International Encyclopædia/Appleton, George Swett

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APPLETON, George Swett (1821-78). An American publisher, the third son of Daniel Appleton. He was born in Andover, Mass., studied at Leipzig, and for a number of years was a publisher and bookseller in Philadelphia. In 1849, with three brothers, John, William, and Sidney, he succeeded to his father's publishing business in New York.