Publisher; born in Portsmouth, N. H.
, Dec. 31, 1817; was educated in his native place; went to Boston
and became a clerk in a book-store in 1834.
Soon after he reached his majority he became a partner in the publishing firm of Ticknor
& Fields, of which he remained a member till 1870.
After retiring from the publishing business Mr. Fields
became a lecturer on literary subjects.
His published works include a volume of Poems
; A few verses for a few friends
; Yesterdays with authors
; and In and out of doors with Charles Dickens
He was editor of the Atlantic monthly
in 1862-70, and afterwards (with Edwin P. Whipple
) edited the Family Library of English poetry
He died in Boston
, April 24, 1881.