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FREEDLEY, Edwin Troxell, author, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 July 1827. His youth was spent in Bucks County, where he attended school. He afterward entered Treemount seminary, Norristown, and studied law at Harvard in 1845. He then removed to Cincinnati and became part proprietor of a large steam marble mill. He settled in Philadelphia in 1851. In 1860 he published, in connection with Edward Young, the "Manufacturers' Gazette," which was discontinued in 1861. He has been interested in forming societies for the dissemination of useful knowledge. His publications are "Practical Treatise on Business" (Philadelphia, 1.851 ; republished in England); " The Business Man's Legal Adviser" (1854); " Leading Pursuits and Leading Men" (1856); " Philadelphia and its Manufactures" (1857 ; 2d ed., 1867); "Opportunities for industry" (1858); " History of American Manufactures "(3 vols., 1867); "Cominon Sense in Business" (1877); and " Home Comforts" (2 vols., 1877, 1 vol., 1880).
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