The New International Encyclopædia/Champlin, John Denison
CHAMPLIN, John Denison (1834—). An American writer. He was born in Stonington, Conn., graduated at Yale in 1856, studied law in Litchfield, Conn., and was admitted to the bar in 1859. In 1862 he began newspaper work, and from 1865 to 1869 was editor of the Litchfield Sentinel. He edited Fox's Mission to Russia (1873), was one of the corps of editors of Appleton's American Cyclopædia (1873-77), and was one of the editors of the Standard Dictionary (1892-94). He also edited Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things (1879); Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Persons and Places (1880); Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Literature and Art (1901); and with Arthur E. Bostwick, Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Games and Sports (New York, 1890), and was joint editor with C. C. Perkins of a Cyclopædia of Painters and Paintings (4 vols., New York, 1881-87), and with W. F. Anthorp, of a Cyclopædia of Music and Musicians (3 vols., New York, 1881-91).