MS Am 2366
Harper & Brothers. Harper & Brothers editorial correspondence, 1923-1953: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Am 2366
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Harper & Brothers.
Title: Harper & Brothers editorial correspondence
Quantity: 1 linear feet (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,
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
F. Saxton (1884-1943) with prospective and signed writers, notably John Dos Passos
and William Leonard Langer.
- (1). Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. T.L. (carbon, unsigned) to David H. Stevens; New York 5s. (5p.)
Statement of purpose and outline of book, My America.
- (2). DeVoto, Bernard, 1897-1955. 27 letters to Harper 3 folders
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 15s. (15p.)
Date: 1938 May 16
- (4). Dos Passos, John, 1896-. A.L.s. to John Farrar; Paris 2s. (2p.)
- (5). Dos Passos, John, 1896-. 19 letters to Eugene Francis Saxton
Date: 1923-1938 and undated
- (6). Lamont, Thomas William, 1870-1948. 1 letter, 1 telegram to Harper's
Concern publication of My Boyhood in a Parsonage; with carbons of related letters by members of the publishing firm.
- (7). Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-. A.L.s. to [Eugene Francis] Saxton; Boston 1s. (2p.)
Date: 1934 December 25
- (8). Schumpeter, Joseph Alois, 1883-1950. 11 letters to Harper's 7 folders
Concern publication of Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. With much collateral material on foreign publication, etc.
- (9). Sheldon, William Herbert, 1899-. 3 letters to Harper's
Concern publication of Varieties of Delinquent Youth. With collateral material, including 2 T.L.s. of Aldous Huxley.
- (10). Wade, Mason, 1913-. 34 letters to Harper's 4 folders
Concern publication of The Journals of Francis Parkman. With collateral material, including 15 letters of Bernard DeVoto & 1 letter of Samuel Eliot Morison.
- (11). Langer, William Leonard, 1896-. 120 letters to Harper's 17 folders
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 volumes.
- (12). Langer, William Leonard, 1896-. 47 letters to Harper's 12 folders
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.