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Thomas Appleton

 (1812 - 1884)
Thomas Gold Appleton was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Thomas Appleton is known for land-skyscape, Egyptian scene.

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Thomas Gold Appleton, son of merchant Nathan Appleton, was an American writer, an artist, and a patron of the fine arts. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was his brother-in-law after he married Appleton's sister Frances.

Appleton was born on March 31, 1812, in Boston, Massachusetts; he would later joke that he just missed being born an April fool. He graduated from Harvard College in 1831 and in October 1838 was admitted to the bar in Suffolk County, Massachusetts; he set up his office on Tremont Row. He became known for his witticisms, one of which, the oft-quoted "Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris", is sometimes attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes. Appleton and Holmes met in 1833 on their way to Paris.

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