Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1884-09-20
Death 1947-06-17
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Editor at and vice-president of Charles Scribner's Sons.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1938-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122629156

Maxwell Evarts Perkins was one of the most importnat editors in American literary history. Belinda Dobson Jelliffe, born in Asheville, N.C., became a friend of Thomas Wolfe in 1933. In 1935, Charles Scriber's Sons published her only book, a semi-autobiographical work titled For Dear Life.

From the guide to the Maxwell Perkins Letters to Belinda Jelliffe, ., 1935-1949, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Initially, F. Scott Fitzgerald was approached by Perkins to edit the volume, but Fitzgerald declined, pleading pressures of work in seeing Tender is the Night through the press. He recommended Gilbert Seldes for the task.

From the description of Letter : Charles Scribner's sons, 597 Fifth Avenue, New York, to Gilbert Seldes, 22 November 1933. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 35855486

Mary Arena Iacovella (1905-1983) was a poet and novelist hopeful of being published. Maxwell Evarts Perkins was an editor for Charles Scribner's Sons.

From the description of Maxwell Evarts Perkins letters to Mary Arena Iacovella, 1940-1946. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612828892

Maxwell Evarts Perkins was one of the most importnat editors in American literary history. Belinda Dobson Jelliffe, born in Asheville, N.C., became a friend of Thomas Wolfe in 1933. In 1935, Charles Scriber's Sons published her only book, a semi-autobiographical work titled "For Dear Life."

From the description of Maxwell E. Perkins letters to Belinda Jelliffe, 1935-1949 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26266412

Perkins was an editor with Charles Scribner's Sons for over thirty years.

From the description of Maxwell Evarts Perkins letters to his daughters, 1919-1928. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612198201

From the description of Maxwell Evarts Perkins correspondence and papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1933-1948. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612198740

From the guide to the Maxwell Evarts Perkins letters to his daughters, 1919-1928., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Maxwell Evarts Perkins correspondence and papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1933-1948., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American magazine editor and publisher.

From the description of Letters, 1927-1947. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 12845049

Pauline Eleanore Stephens was an American novelist and poet. She published under the name Pauline Frances Stephens. Her published works include Mushrooms (1933), Christ in Bohemia (1935), Doggerel, Letters of a poet, Ebionite and oracle of Dodona (1937), and Columella: a peace offering (1939).

From the description of Letters, 1934-1942, with Pauline F. Stephens. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 61723516

Maxwell E. Perkins (1884-1947) was an editor at Charles Scribner's Sons from 1910 until his death in 1947. He is known for being the editor of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe.

From the guide to the Maxwell E. Perkins letters to Nahum Sabsay, 1927-1947, (Ohio University)

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Subjects:

  • Wit and humor--Pictorial
  • Nurses
  • Autobiographies
  • Autobiographies--Women authors
  • Editors--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Novelists, American--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • American drama
  • Charles Scribner's Sons
  • American fiction--20th century
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--United States--Correspondence
  • Autobiographical fiction, American
  • American literature--20th century
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Editors--Correspondence

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  • Editors

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