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John Denison Champlin (1834–1915)

Champlin, John Denison. An American prose-writer; born in Stonington, CT, Jan. 29, 1834; died on Jan. 8, 1915. He began his literary career in New York in 1869, with contributions to periodicals. In 1873 he edited ‘Fox’s Mission to Russia,’ and became a reviser, and in 1875 assistant editor, of the ‘American Cyclopædia.’ He wrote: ‘Young Folks’ Catechisms of Common Things’ (1880); ‘Young Folks’ Cyclopædia of Persons and Places’ (1880); ‘Young Folks’ Astronomy’; and ‘Chronicle of the Coach’ (1886). In 1894 he was editor of Scribner’s Art Cyclopædias, of which two volumes of the first part were published (1886) as ‘Cyclopædia of Painters and Paintings.’