MS Am 2366

Harper & Brothers. Harper & Brothers editorial correspondence, 1923-1953: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard College Library


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© 2005 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Last updated 2014 March 27

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2366
Creator: Harper & Brothers.
Title: Harper & Brothers editorial correspondence,
Date(s): 1923-1953.
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Editorial correspondence between Harper & Brothers editors and authors.

Acquisition Information:

62M-210-221. Gift of Harper & Row, Publishers, 49 East 33rd Street, New York 16; received: 1963.

Access Restrictions:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Harper & Brothers Editorial Correspondence, 1923-1953 (MS Am 2366). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

The New York publishing firm of Harper & Brothers was founded in 1833 and entered periodical publishing with serialized novels with their Harper's New Monthly Magazine in 1850 and Harper's Bazaar in 1867. In 1962, Harper & Brothers merged with Row, Peterson, & Company to become Harper & Row (now HarperCollins).

Scope and Content

Contains autograph and typescript correspondence between various Harper & Brothers editors, including Cass Canfield (1897-1986), John Farrar (1896-1974), and Eugene F. Saxton (1884-1943) with prospective and signed writers, notably John Dos Passos and William Leonard Langer.

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