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Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793–1860)

Goodrich, Samuel Griswold [“Peter Parley”]. An American author; born in Ridgefield, CT, Aug. 19, 1793; died in New York, May 9, 1860. He edited the Token, published in Boston from 1828 till 1842. From 1841 till 1854 he edited Merry’s Museum and Parley’s Magazine. His “Peter Parley” books won great popularity, evidenced by the fact that the pen-name was attached to more than 70 spurious volumes. Among the 200 volumes published by him are: ‘The Poetical Works of John Trumbull’ (1820); ‘Tales of Peter Parley about America’ (1827); similar books on Europe, Asia, Africa, and other countries.