Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
REDFIELD, Justus Starr, publisher, born in Wallingford, Connecticut, 2 January, 1810 ; died near Florence, New Jersey, 24 March, 1888. After receiving a limited education, he learned the printing business, and afterward stereotyping. In 1831 he opened an office in New York, and began the publication of "The Family Magazine," the first illustrated monthly in this country, which he continued for eight years. Benson J. Lossing and A. Sidney Doane at different times acted as editors. The early death of Mr. Redfield's brother, who had charge of the engraving department, discouraged the further prosecation of the work. About 1841 he opened a bookstore in the same city, and carried on the business of book-selling, printing, and publishing until 1860 He was the original American publisher of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, William Maginn, and John Doran. He also issued "Noctes Ambrosianae," the revised novels of William Gilmore Simms, and a large miscellaneous list. From 1855 till 1860 George L. Duyckinck was interested with Mr. Redfield as a special partner. In 1861 he was appointed United States consul at Otranto, Italy, and in 1864 was transferred to Brindisi, but resigned in 1866. He edited Jean Mace's "Histoire d'une bouehee de pain" (Paris, 1861), and translated from the Italian "The Mysteries of Neapolitan Convents," by Henrietta Caracciolo (Hartford, 1867).
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here