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S.G. Goodrich, the famous "Peter Parley," author of hundreds of books for young adults dies in New York City

Samuel Griswold Goodrich, detail
Samuel Griswold Goodrich, son of a Connecticut minister, was a prolific writer of books for children and young adults.   Writing often under the pen-name "Peter Parley,"  he authored more than a hundred books and sold millions of copies, becoming very wealthy in the process.  He also served as a U.S. Consul in Paris between 1851 and 1853.  He died at his Ninth Street home in New York City after a short illness at the age of sixty-six.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 387.