Holland, J.G. (Josiah Gilbert), 1819-1881

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Dates:
Birth 1819-07-24
Death 1881-10-12

Biographical notes:

Josiah Gilbert Holland was a doctor, an educator, and a popular author, but is best remembered as the first editor of Scribner's. After brief careers in medicine and education, he became editor of the Springfield Republican in his native Massachusetts. In 1870, he became the founding editor and co-owner of Scribner's. His many published works include poetry, regional short stories, history, and popular philosophical essays. He sometimes used the pseudonym "Timothy Titcomb."

From the description of J.G. Holland letters, 1877-1879. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53917422

Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881) was a doctor turned popular 19th century novelist, poet, and lecturer. He served as editor for the "Springfield Republican" from 1849-1866. In 1870, he founded "Scribner's Monthly," the most prominent literary magazine at the time, with his friend, Roswell Smith. Some of Dr. Holland's works include "Kathrina," "Bittersweet," and "The Life of Abraham Lincoln." He died on October 12, 1881 in New York.

From the guide to the Holland Collection of Literary Letters (MS 168), 1850-1880, 1872-1878, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

American author and editor.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (11) : [various places, mostly editorial rooms of Scribner's Monthly], to various recipients, 1867 Aug. 31-1881 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269541465

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Scribner's monthly, New York, to George Makepeace Towle, 1870 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269535727

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Springfield, to Wm. Howland, 1859 Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269535809

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Editorial Rooms, Scribner's Monthly, New York, to Jeannette Gilder, 1879 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269524727

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Editorial Rooms of Scribner's Monthly, New York, to Alice French, 1878 Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269524743

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Pub. Tribune, 1873 June 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269532480

Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881) was an American author, journalist and editor.

From the description of J.G. Holland papers, 1843-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652229

From the guide to the J.G. Holland papers, 1843-1881, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Josiah Gilbert Holland was an American novelist and poet. He wrote the "Timothy Titcomb Letters" column at the Springfield, Massachusetts Republican and was a founder of Scribner's Magazine.

From the guide to the J. G. Holland letter to Miss Kirkendall, July 11, 1880, (Ohio University)

Author and editor.

From the description of Papers of J. G. Holland, 1875-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450969

Author and editor, of Massachusetts and New York City; founder of Scribner's magazine.

From the description of Subscription book, [18--]. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960549

American writer and editor.

From the description of Papers of J.G. Holland, 1860-1881. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136478

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Subjects:

  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--United States
  • Journalism
  • Booksellers and bookselling--Colportage, subscription trade, etc
  • Editors--Correspondence
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Authors
  • Journalism--United States
  • Poets, American--19th century
  • American literature--19th century
  • Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
  • Editors--19th century

Occupations:

  • Editors
  • Authors
  • Authors, American

Places:

  • Swanzey Center (N.H.) (as recorded)
  • Langdon (N.H.) (as recorded)
  • Walpole (N.H.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Gilsum (N.H.) (as recorded)