Peterson, Henry, 1818-1891

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Henry Peterson was born and lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He wrote for the Saturday gazette, then in 1848, with partner Edmund Deacon, became publisher and editor of The Saturday evening post. He wrote novels, poems, and plays, but was chiefly an important figure in the magazine world.

From the description of Almost there, between 1840 and 1891?. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61113022

Henry Peterson was a Philadelphia, Pa. editor, publisher and poet.

From the description of Becky Sharp, a tragedy ... / Henry Peterson. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122645141

Henry Peterson was born in Philadelphia in 1818. As a young man he went into business with Edmund Deacon; the two published the Saturday Evening Post for many years. In addition to serving as editor of the Post, Peterson wrote and published many works, including drama and poetry.

From the description of Henry Peterson poem, 1886 Dec. 14. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51464324

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referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Peterson, Henry, 1818-1891. Almost there, between 1840 and 1891?. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Peterson, Henry, 1818-1891. Henry Peterson poem, 1886 Dec. 14. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn James Munroe and Company. Correspondence, 1833-1866. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Peterson, Henry, 1818-1891. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1876-1899, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Peterson, Henry, 1818-1891. Becky Sharp, a tragedy ... / Henry Peterson. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. Eliza Leslie letter to Henry Peterson, 1850 July 5. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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associatedWith André, John, 1751-1780 person
associatedWith Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 person
associatedWith Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith James Munroe and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Peterson, Arthur, 1851-1932. person
associatedWith Peterson, Walter. person
associatedWith Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States
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Playbills--Periodicals--19th century
Poets, American--19th century
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Authors, American--Poetry
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Birth 1818

Death 1891

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