The New International Encyclopædia/Appleton, William Henry

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APPLETON, William Henry (1814-99). An American publisher. He was born at Haverhill, Mass., and studied in secondary schools. In 1848 he became the senior member of the firm of D. Appleton and Company, and for sixty years was prominent in the book trade. He was active in the struggle for an international copyright. Among the publications brought out by him were The New American Cyclopædia (New York, 1858-63) and the Webster's Spelling-Book (New York, 1858).