Liveright, Horace Brisbin, 1886-1933

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The New York City publishing firm of Boni & Liveright began in 1917 with Charles Boni and Horace Liveright issuing the Modern Library Series. Boni's uncle, Thomas Seltzer, quickly became a third partner, but he left four months after Liveright had bought out Boni in July of 1918. Soon afterwards Liveright sold vice presidencies to Julian Messner and Leon Fleischman. Fleischman left the firm in 1920 to be replaced by Bennett Cerf that same year. In 1925 Cerf bought the rights to the Modern Library and left. Donald Friede then became a vice-president but was bought out by Liveright in 1928. In the middle of 1928 Liveright changed the name of the firm to Horace Liveright, Inc. In the late summer of 1930 he left for Hollywood and served only as the figurehead president of Horace Liveright, Inc. At that time Arthur Pell became a partner in the company and soon head of the business. In 1933 the firm was renamed Liveright, Inc. On 4 May 1933, an involuntary petition in bankruptcy was filed against the company. On 25 July 1933, the entire assets of Liveright, Inc., were sold to Victor Gold. Pell later took over the firm and called it Liveright Publishing Corporation. On 24 September 1933, Liveright died of pneumonia at his home in Manhattan.

From the description of Boni & Liveright and Horace Liveright, Inc. correspondence, 1918-1934. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155872032

In addition to his work in publishing, Horace B. Liveright was also a theatrical producer in New York.

From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1925. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155884996

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creatorOf Moore, George, 1852-1933. Correspondence with Thomas R. Smith and Horace Liveright, 1915-1931. Houghton Library
creatorOf Liveright, Horace Brisbin, 1886-1933. Correspondence file, 1928, from Boni & Liveright. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Papers of Sherwood Anderson, 1923-1941. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Boni & Liveright. Correspondence, 1922-1928, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Papers, 1920-1935. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Hassler, Herbert. The lum-tum [microform] : a musical absurdity in two acts and three scenes / music by Herbert Hassler ; book and lyrics by Horace B. Liveright. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. [Letter] 1933 June 22, Sea Island, Ga. [to] T.R. Smith / Eugene O'Neill. Amherst College. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Papers, 1867-1921. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Horace Liveright Theatrical Productions. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1926-1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection, 1921-1958 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. Papers, 1813-1968 (inclusive), 1909-1968 (bulk). Indiana Newspaper Project
creatorOf Boni & Liveright. Letters, 1921-1928, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Ernest Hemingway Papers. 1899 - 1977. Outgoing Letters
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers, 1870-1969 Houghton Library
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Correspondence with Thomas R. Smith and Horace Liveright, 1915-1931. Houghton Library
creatorOf Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers of e. e. cummings [manuscript], circa 1917-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. Albert H. Gross Collection. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. Albert H. Gross Collection. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Paul, Elliot, 1891-1958. Elliot Paul collection of papers, 1922-1940. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Liveright, Horace Brisbin, 1886-1933. Boni & Liveright and Horace Liveright, Inc. correspondence, 1918-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Liveright, Horace Brisbin, 1886-1933. Letter to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1925. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Correspondence with Horace Liveright, 1927-1928. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Liveright, Caroline B. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1915-1957, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Horace Liveright, Inc. Letters, 1928-1929, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Boni & Liveright. Correspondence : with Theodore Dreiser, 1917-1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Scrapbooks of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1886-1958 (bulk 1904-1926). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
referencedIn Elliot Paul collection of papers, 1922-1940 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn James Branch Cabell Collection, 1886-1928 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Paramount Publix Corporation. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1930-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1918-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Ernest Hemingway papers [manuscript], 1925-1966. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library
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associatedWith Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958 person
associatedWith Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. person
associatedWith Boni & Liveright. corporateBody
associatedWith Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. person
associatedWith Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. person
associatedWith Friede, Donald, 1901- person
associatedWith Gross, Albert person
associatedWith Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955. person
associatedWith Hassler, Herbert. person
associatedWith Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. person
associatedWith Horace Liveright, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Horace Liveright Theatrical Productions. corporateBody
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Huneker, James, 1857-1921. person
associatedWith Literary Guild of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Liveright, Caroline B. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Messner, Julian. person
associatedWith Moore, George, 1852-1933. person
associatedWith O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. person
associatedWith Paramount Publix Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Paul, Elliot, 1891-1958. person
associatedWith Pell, Arthur. person
correspondedWith Reed, John, 1887-1920 person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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Birth 1886-12-10

Death 1933-09-24

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