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Thomas Gold Appleton 1812 – 1884

June 18, 2010

{::}**Thomas Gold Appleton** 1812 – 1884, son of merchant Nathan Appleton, was an American writer, an artist, and a patron of the fine arts,

Appleton was the brother in law of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In England Appleton visited Charles Darwin, and Appleton was a friend of Horace Mann.

Thomas Gold Appleton was born on March 31, 1812, in Boston, Massachusetts; he would later joke that he just missed being born an April fool.