Ripley, George, an American author; born in Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 3, 1802; educated at Harvard University and Cambridge Divinity School; became a Unitarian minister in Boston; lived some years in Europe; was one of the founders of the Transcendental magazine, the "Dial," and the originator and conductor of the communistic experiment at Brook Farm. He died in New York city, July 4, 1880.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.