Statistics for occurrence #1 of “D. Appleton” in chapter 1 of Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903:

...d the Free academy, now the college of the city of New York, taking excellent rank in literature, history, and the classics, but left in the middle of his junior year to enter the publishing house of D. Appleton & Co. as a salesman. We next find him in the publishing houses of J. B. Ford & Co. and Sheldon & Co. In the fall of 1876 he took charge of the English educational and subscription dep...
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D. Appleton 132 4 0 0 0 user votes
Henry D. Appleton 4 0 0 0 0 user votes
B. D. Appleton 2 0 0 0 0 user votes

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