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Edward Payson Dutton

Also Known As: "E. P."
Birthplace: Keene, NH, USA
Death: Died in Ridgefield, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Damon Dutton and Mary Dutton
Husband of Julia Maria Dutton

Occupation: Publisher and bookseller, Founded the firm E P Dutton & Company, in 1864 the firm moved to New York City.
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About Edward Payson Dutton (Publisher)

"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]

Age: 69

Birth Date: Jan 1831

Birthplace: New Hampshire

Race: White

Gender: Male

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

Household Members:

Name Age

Edward P Dutton 69 Publisher

Julia S Dutton 68

Helma Anderson 32

Hannah Heron 35


He had no children.

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Edward Payson Dutton (Publisher)'s Timeline

January 4, 1831
Keene, NH, USA
September 6, 1923
Age 92
Ridgefield, CT, USA