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date: 06 March 2021

Putnam, George Palmerlocked

(07 February 1814–20 December 1872)
  • Ronald J. Zboray

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Putnam, George Palmer (07 February 1814–20 December 1872), publisher, was born in Brunswick, Maine, the son of Henry Putnam, a Harvard graduate and lawyer, and Catherine Hunt Palmer, a preparatory school proprietor. Because of the father’s ill health, the mother’s successful school supported the family. George was one of few boys who attended his mother’s school, before he began his apprenticeship (c. 1825) with a Boston carpet dealer....

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