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Lawyer , publisher

Roswell Smith, American lawyer, publisher.

Background

Smith, Roswell was born on March 30, 1829 in Lebanon, Connecticut, United States. Son of Asher Ladd and Wealthy (Pratt) Smith.

Education

Attended Brown U., 1848-1850.

Career

Went to New York to enter employ Paine & Burgess, publishers, 1843. Practiced in Lafayette, Indiana, 1851. Partner Scribner & Company, 1870, published 1st issue Scribner’s Monthly, became The Century Magazine, 1881.

Conceived The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, published under his direction, 1892. Board directors American Tract Soc.

Connections

Married Annie Ellsworth, 1852.

father:
Asher Ladd Smith

mother:
Wealthy (Pratt) Smith

spouse:
Annie Ellsworth