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1638/03/22 Anne Hutchinson Life Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for heresy. The Old Corner Bookstore is on the of her residence (lost). Trial of Anne Hutchinson
1712/00/00 Old Corner Bookstore is built for Thomas Crease as a home and apothecary shop.
1817/00/00 Dr Samuel Clarke, apothecary, purchases the Crease building.
1828/00/00 Timothy Harrington Carter, an associate with Cummings and Billiard in their Boston store, establishes new bookstore in Boston with his younger brother, Richard, and Charles J Hendee as partners.
1830/00/00 Edwin Babcock becomes a member of "Carter and Hendee" for a brief period in 1830-1831.
1831/00/00 James Thomas Fields Work James T Fields is employed as a clerk with publishers "Carter and Hendee".
1832/00/00 William D Ticknor and Company Begun John Allen persuades William Davis Ticknor, then employed in a bank, to form a partnership under the name 'Allen and Ticknor'.
1832/00/00 John Greenleaf Whittier Author Carter and Hendee publish John Greenleaf Whittier's anonymous "Moll Pitcher", a poem about a fortune-teller in Lynn, Massachusetts.
1832/07/00 In the summer, Carter and Hendee sell their retail store to John Allen and William D Ticknor, and move next door, upstairs, where they continue in the publishing and wholesale trade. Carter and Hendee published over 150 volumes in the Corner Book Store.
1833/00/00 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Translator Allen and Ticknor publish "Coplas de Don Jorge Manrique" by Jorge Manrique, translated from the Spanish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
1833/00/00 A collection of "Poems" by The Honble Mrs Norton is published by Allen and Ticknor, Boston.
1833/00/00 Lydia Maria Francis-Child Author "An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child, which advocates the immediate emancipation of the slaves without compensation to their owners, is published by Allen and Ticknor.
1834/11/00 William D Ticknor and Company History John Allen quits the firm of 'Ticknor and Allen' and opens his own publishing business upstairs. William Ticknor continues in business as 'William D Ticknor and Company'. The firm published almost 75 titles in their two and a half years in business.
1844/00/00 William D Ticknor and Company, Boston, publish "Rimini and Other Poems" by Leigh Hunt, Press of Thurston, Torry and Co.
1845/07/00 William D Ticknor and Company History John Reed Jr invest money in William D Ticknor's book business and the firm's name is changed to 'William D Ticknor and Company'.
1846/00/00 Richard Monckton Milnes Author William D Ticknor and Company publish "Poems of Many Years" by Richard Monckton Milnes.
1846/00/00 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Author William D Ticknor and Company acquire all of Longfellow's works from John Owen in 1846 and issued them in a variety of editions and bindings.
1846/11/00 Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Author "Urania: a Rhymed Lesson. Pronounced Before the Mercantile Library Association, October 14, 1846" by Oliver Wendell Holmes is published by William D Ticknor and Company.
1847/00/00 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Author William D Ticknor and Company publishes "The Estray" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
1848/00/00 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Author William D Ticknor and Company publishes "Outre-Mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
1848/00/00 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Author William D Ticknor and Company, Boston, publishes "Evangeline" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
1849/00/00 Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Author William D Ticknor and Company, Boston, publish the second edition of "Poems" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
1849/11/00 James Thomas Fields Work "William D Ticknor and Company" becomes "Ticknor, Reed and Fields" when John Reed and James T Fields make partner.
1849/11/00 William D Ticknor and Company History "William D Ticknor and Company" becomes "Ticknor, Reed and Fields" when John Reed and James T Fields make partner.
1850/03/16 Ticknor and Fields Publisher "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published by Ticknor and Fields. The Scarlet Letter
1850/03/16 Nathaniel Hawthorne Author "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published by Ticknor and Fields. The Scarlet Letter
1851/00/00 Ticknor, Reed, and Fields publish "English Songs: And Other Small Poems" by Barry Cornwall.
1851/00/00 Ticknor and Fields Publisher "The House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published by Ticknor and Fields. The House of the Seven Gables
1851/00/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Author "The House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published by Ticknor and Fields. The House of the Seven Gables
1854/00/00 Ticknor, Reed, and Fields publish "Matins and Vespers: With Hymns and Occasional Devotional Pieces" by John Bowring.
1854/00/00 Ticknor and Fields Owner John Reed retires. "Ticknor, Reed, and Fields" becomes "Ticknor and Fields".
1854/00/00 Ticknor and Fields Publisher Walden - published Walden: Life in the Woods
1854/00/00 Henry David Thoreau Author Walden - published Walden: Life in the Woods
1860/00/00 Ticknor and Fields publish "Confessions of an English opium-eater" and "Suspiria de profundis" by Thomas De Quincey.
1860/00/00 Ticknor and Fields Publisher Ticknor and Fields publishes The Atlantic Monthly
1860/00/00 The Atlantic Monthly Magazine Ticknor and Fields publishes The Atlantic Monthly
1860/02/00 Harriet Prescott Spofford Author "In a Cellar" by Harriet Prescott Spofford is published in The Atlantic Monthly. Lowell sends Harriet Spofford $100 and a letter of commendation. In a Cellar (short story)
1860/02/00 The Atlantic Monthly Publisher "In a Cellar" by Harriet Prescott Spofford is published in The Atlantic Monthly. Lowell sends Harriet Spofford $100 and a letter of commendation. In a Cellar (short story)
1861/01/00 The Atlantic Monthly Publisher The Atlantic Monthly publishes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, Paul Revere's Ride. Paul Revere's Ride (poem) The Midnight Ride
1861/01/00 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Author The Atlantic Monthly publishes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, Paul Revere's Ride. Paul Revere's Ride (poem) The Midnight Ride
1863/00/00 Harriet Prescott Spofford Author "The Amber Gods" by Harriet Prescott Spofford is published by Ticknor and Fields. The Amber Gods (short story)
1863/00/00 Ticknor and Fields Publisher "The Amber Gods and Other Stories" by Harriet Prescott Spofford is published by Ticknor and Fields. The Amber Gods and Other Stories (short story collection)
1863/00/00 Harriet Prescott Spofford Author "The Amber Gods and Other Stories" by Harriet Prescott Spofford is published by Ticknor and Fields. The Amber Gods and Other Stories (short story collection)
1863/00/00 Ticknor and Fields Publisher "The Amber Gods" by Harriet Prescott Spofford is published by Ticknor and Fields. The Amber Gods (short story)
1864/00/00 James R Osgood Work James R Osgood makes partner at Ticknor and Fields.
1864/11/12 James Thomas Fields Work James Fields sells the Old Corner Bookstore and moves the business to 124 Tremont Street (lost) located across from the Park Street Church.

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Particulars for Old Corner Bookstore:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Literature
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Historic Use Specialty Store



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 73000322
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Literature, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1700-1749, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1711, 1828
Historic Function: Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Specialty store, Business
Current Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Business

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