Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860

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Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860) wrote a popular and widely imitated series of educational works for children under the pen name of Peter Parley. His intent was to provide an alternative to the British biases of 19th-century schoolroom texts and the questionable morals of nursery rhymes. He also created two children's magazines, Merry's Museum and Parley's Magazine, as well as an annual gift book, The Token. Goodrich served in the Massachusetts legislature in 1837 and held the post of U.S. consul at Paris from 1851 to 1853.

From the guide to the Samuel G. Goodrich Collection, 1812-1972, 1820-1860, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

From the description of Goodrich collection, 1812-1972 (bulk 1820-1860). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 53378410

American publisher; editor; author of children's books; memorist; publisher of the magazine, "The Token" (1828-1842), Peter Parley series of books, and "Parley's Magazine" (1833-1844).

From the description of Letters of Samuel Griswold Goodrich, 1822-1856. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34689934

From the description of Letters of Samuel Griswold Goodrich [manuscript], 1822-1856. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877815

American author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Rev. John Pierpont, 1847 Mar. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577184

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to J.H. Jenks, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269575169

From the description of Autograph letters signed (8) : Paris and Florence, to Harper & Brothers, 1853 Nov. 12-1854 Dec. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590586

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referencedIn Embury, Emma C. (Emma Catherine), 1806-1863. Emma C. Embury salon album, 1825-1870. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879,. Autograph collection of Davis R. Marshall [manuscript], 1801-1868. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Langdon, William Chauncy, 1831-1895. William Chauncy Langdon papers, 1600-1903 (bulk 1846-1863). Library of Congress
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Letters of Samuel Griswold Goodrich, 1822-1856. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Goodrich collection, 1812-1972 (bulk 1820-1860). Amherst College Library
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to J.H. Jenks, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States records, (inclusive), (bulk)., 1870-1919, 1869-1906 Baker Library, Harvard Business School
creatorOf Etheridge, Samuel, 1771-1817. Lists of subscribers and prospectusues : scrapbook, 1807-1820?. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. Letter, 1838 March 28, Hartford, to Samuel G. Goodrich, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879. Letter and portraits [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mussey, June Barrows, 1910-1985. Papers of June Barrows Mussey [manuscript], 1813-1989. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hannah Flagg Gould Collection, 1831 Feb 19 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Gould, Hannah Flagg, 1789-1865. Papers of Hannah Flagg Gould, 1822-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Nathaniel Parker Willis collection, 1813-1866. Yale University Library
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Letter, 1842. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Letters of Samuel Griswold Goodrich [manuscript], 1822-1856. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Records, 1870-1919 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Letter, 1849 September 4, Boston, Mass., to Lydia Sigourney. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879,. Autograph collection of Davis R. Marshall, 1801-1868. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jenks, Henry Fitch, 1842-1920. Papers, 1809-1903. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Morse Family Papers, 1779-1868 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Morse family. Morse family papers, 1779-1868 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. L.H. Sigourney papers [manuscript], 1830-1865. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Autograph letters signed (8) : Paris and Florence, to Harper & Brothers, 1853 Nov. 12-1854 Dec. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867. Correspondence with Mr. Peabody, Mr. Collins, Henry Davis, Dewitt Bloodgood, Judge Warren, George Stillman Herald, Alexander Bradford, Madam [Channing?], Mr. Cozzens, Chas. Sedgwick, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Jameson, Mr. Goodrich, a carte de visite photograph, 3 published portraits, and a note authorizing payment by the Albany Fire Insurance Company to Mr. Alexander Bradford ; Story of Shay's war : holograph poem. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Samuel Griswold Goodrich Collection, 1822-1852 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Bradley family. Bradley family papers, 1774-1882. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Samuel Griswold Goodrich Collection, 1838, 1840 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873. Historic textbook collection. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Letter, 1822 July 23, Hartford, Conn., to John Babcock & Son, New Haven, Conn. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Samuel G. Goodrich Collection, 1812-1972, 1820-1860 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Nathaniel Parker Willis collection, 1813-1866. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879. Letter and portraits, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Rev. John Pierpont, 1847 Mar. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Samuel G. Goodrich Collection, 1812-1972, 1820-1860 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Samuel Griswold Goodrich Collection, 1835 Sep 30 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne [manuscript] 1659-1963 (bulk 1839-1864). Clifton Waller Barrett Library
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associatedWith Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857, person
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associatedWith Pease, Richard L. (Richard Luce), 1814-1888. person
associatedWith Percival, James Gates, 1795-1856. person
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associatedWith Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867. person
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United States
United States
Massachusetts
United States
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American literature--19th century--Biography--Sources
Children's literature, American--Biography--Sources
Political oratory
Publishers and Publishing
Authors and publishers
Autographs--Collectors and collecting
Copyright
Coinage
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Birth 1793-08-19

Death 1860-05-09

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