About Edward Payson Dutton
"The Dean of American Publishers"
American book publishing company E. P. Dutton was founded by Edward Payson Dutton in Boston in 1852 as a bookseller. In 1864 Dutton opened a branch office in New York City and in 1869 relocated his headquarters there, where he began publishing as well as selling. In 1906, the company captured an important partner when it became the American distributor of the Everyman's Library series, published by the English firm J. M. Dent.
Dutton remained at the helm of his company until his death in 1923, when he was succeeded by John Macrae (who had started his career at Dutton as an office boy more than forty years before). In 1928, the publishing division was split off into a separate business, E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., and placed in Macrae's capable hands. E. P. Dutton & Company went on to become one of the leading independent publishers in the United States; authors published included John Hunt, Cleveland Amory, Milton Glaser, Franoise Sagan, Lawrence Durrell, Luigi Pirandello, John Irving, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Matthiessen, Gavin Maxwell, Gail Sheehy, Ruth Manning-Sanders, La Toya Jackson and Mickey Spillane. Dutton Children's Books is one of the oldest continually operating children's book publishers in the United States whose books include the Winnie-the-Pooh stories.
In 1986, the company was acquired by the Penguin Group and operates now as an imprint of Penguin.
1900 United States Federal Census about Edward P Dutton
Name: Edward P Dutton [Edward Dutton]
Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York [New York, New York]
Birth Date: Jan 1831
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Vermont
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Spouse's Name: Julia S Dutton
Marriage year: 1856
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 44
Edward P Dutton 69 Publisher
Julia S Dutton 68
Helma Anderson 32
Hannah Heron 35
He had no children.