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PETERSON, Henry, publisher, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 December, 1818. He is a cousin of Charles J. Peterson, and at the age of fourteen entered a hardware-store, and in 1839 began business with Edmund Deacon. Subsequently they published the " Saturday Evening Post" under the firm-name of Deacon and Peterson, and Henry was its assistant editor for twenty years. He has written a drama entitled "Helen, or One Hundred Years Ago," which was produced in Philadelphia in 1876, and is also the author of "The Twin Brothers " (New York, 1843) ; " Universal Suffrage" (Philadelphia, 1867) ; "The Modern Job " (1869) ; "Pemberton, or One Hundred Years Ago " (1873); " Faire-Mount," a poem (1874) ; " Confessions of a Minister" (1874) ; " Bessie's Lovers" (1877); " Caesar, a Dramatic Study" (1879): and two volumes of "Poems "(1863 and 1883).--Henry's wife, Sarah Webb, born in Wilmington, Delaware, 9 November, 1829, edited "The Lady's Friend" for ten years, and has written several poems.--Their son, Arthur, naval officer, born in Germantown, 20 September, 1851, was assistant editor of the" Saturday Evening Post" and editor of " Peterson's Journal," after which he entered the navy as assistant paymaster in 1877, and in 1883 was promoted to passed assistant paymaster, ranking as lieutenant. He is the author of " Songs of New Sweden, and other Poems" (Philadelphia, 1888).--Henry's brother, Robert Evans, physician, born in Philadelphia, 12 November, 1812, entered the hardware business, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1843, and afterward engaged in the second-hand book business. After the death of his father-in-law, John Bouvier, he founded with George W. Childs the publishing-house of Childs and Peterson, and, after this was discontinued, studied medicine in the University of Pennsylvania, and was licensed to practise in 1862. He presented the library of his father-in-law, Judge John Bouvier, to the University of Pennsylvania. He edited one volume of Judge Bouvier's edition of Bacon's "Abridgment of the Law," an edition of "Familiar Science," founded upon E. C. Brewer's "Guide to Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar" (London, 1850); and is the author of "The Roman Catholic not the only True Religion; not an Infallible Church" (Philadelphia, 1869).--Robert's first wife, Hannah Mary Bouvier, author, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1811 ; died at Long Branch, New Jersey, 4 September, 1870, devoted much attention to astronomy, and published " Familiar Astronomy, or an Introduction to the Study of the Heavens," with a " Treatise on the Globes and a Comprehensive Astronomical Dictionary," which was commended by many astronomers (Philadelphia, 1857). She died in the house of her son-in-law, Mr. George W. Childs, at Seaview, Long Branch. In 1872 Mr. Peterson married Blanche Gottschalk, sister of Louis M. Gottschalk, and after her death in 1879 married Clara, another sister of the pianist.
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