MS Am 2366
Harper & Brothers. Harper & Brothers editorial correspondence,
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
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Last updated 2014 March 27
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Call No.: MS Am 2366
Creator: Harper & Brothers.
Title: Harper & Brothers editorial correspondence,
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Editorial correspondence between Harper & Brothers editors and authors.
62M-210-221. Gift of Harper & Row, Publishers,
49 East 33rd Street, New York 16; received: 1963.
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Harper & Brothers Editorial Correspondence, 1923-1953 (MS Am 2366). Houghton
Library, Harvard University.
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).
Contains autograph and typescript correspondence between various Harper & Brothers
editors, including Cass Canfield (1897-1986), John Farrar (1896-1974), and Eugene
Saxton (1884-1943) with prospective and signed writers, notably John Dos Passos and
William Leonard Langer.
- (2) DeVoto, Bernard, 1897-1955. 27 letters to Harper; 1937-1950.
With carbons of replies by various members of the firm, including Cass
Canfield, Eugene F. Saxton, and Edward C. Aswell.
- (3) DeVoto, Bernard, 1897-1955. [Report on the Mark Twain papers]
TS.s. (carbon); White Plains, 16 May 1938. 15s. (15p.)
- (4) Dos Passos, John, 1896-. A.L.s. to John Farrar; Paris [1931?] 2s. (2p.)
- (5) Dos Passos, John, 1896-. 19 letters to Eugene
Francis Saxton; 1923-1938, & [n.d.]
- (7) Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-. A.L.s. to [Eugene
Francis] Saxton; Boston, 25 Dec 1934. 1s. (2p.)
- (11) Langer, William Leonard, 1896-. 120 letters to Harper's;
Concern planning, editing, and publication of the series, The Rise of Modern Europe. With much collateral
material, including correspondence with some of the authors of the several
- (12) Langer, William Leonard, 1896-. 47 letters to Harper's;
Concern publication of The Undeclared War. With
much collateral material, including letters of Joseph C. Grew
(6), Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Morgenthau Jr., Sumner Welles, Averell Harriman, and Sir Roger Makins.