Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920

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American editor and critic.

Born in St. Louis in 1862, Reedy served his apprenticeship as a writer on the Missouri Republican, then as a reporter for the Globe-Democrat, and in 1893 became the city editor of the St. Louis Mirror. He soon owned the Mirror and the publication changed from a gossip sheet to a sophisticated literary magazine. Reedy became one of the most successful literary entrepreneurs of his day and was influential in the development of American poetry in the early twentieth century. As editor and owner of the weekly Mirror, Reedy was responsible for getting the work of such poets as Carl Sandburg, Sara Teasdale and Edgar Lee Masters to the public. Reedy died suddenly in 1920.

From the description of William Marion Reedy papers, 1906-1919. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 649006269

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referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James H. Barry papers, 1889-1957, (bulk 1906-1927) Bancroft Library
referencedIn Rare Book & Manuscript Library General Manuscript Collection, 1789-2013 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf William Marion Reedy papers, ca. 1890?-1962 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William Cowper Brann Papers TXRC94-A1., 1872-1922 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Hall, Bolton, 1854-1938. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1905-1940, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Sara Teasdale Collection, 1888-1934 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Barry, James H. (James Henry), 1855-1927. James H. Barry papers, 1889-1957 (bulk 1906-1927). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. Letters to various recipients, 1941-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920. William Marion Reedy papers, ca. 1890?-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Witter Bynner collection of literary manuscripts, 1870-1918. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Reedy, William. Reedy's mirror, December 18, 1914. Mid-Continent Public Library, Administrative Headquarters
referencedIn Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923. Letters of Thomas Bird Mosher, 1900-1920. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers of Zoë Akins, 1907-1951. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. Papers of Sara Teasdale [manuscript], 1888-1934 (bulk 1905-1933). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher Collection, 1900-1920 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kessinger, Harold C. Papers of Harold C. Kessinger [manuscript], 1912-1963, (bulk 1912-1931). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection Bancroft Library
referencedIn Eastman mss., 1892-1968 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920. William Marion Reedy papers, 1906-1919. Newberry Library
referencedIn Wilbur Underwood Papers, 1895-1969, (bulk 1895-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1900-1919. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Underwood, Wilbur, 1876-1935. Wilbur Underwood papers, 1895-1969 (bulk 1895-1935). Library of Congress
creatorOf Brann, William Cowper, 1855-1898. Papers, 1872-1922 (bulk 1896-1898). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920. Letter, 1919 Apr. 11, St. Louis, to Jo Labadie, Detroit. University of Michigan
referencedIn Wallace, Minnie McIntyre. Papers, 1886-1945. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920. Letter, 1920 Feb. 25, St. Louis, to Jo Labadie, Detroit. University of Michigan
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associatedWith Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. person
correspondedWith Barry, James H. (James Henry), 1855-1927. person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
associatedWith Brann, William Cowper, 1855-1898 person
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. person
associatedWith Columbia University. Rare Book & Manuscript Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Hall, Bolton, 1854-1938. person
associatedWith Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949 person
associatedWith Huebsch, B. W. (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964. person
associatedWith Kessinger, Harold C. person
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Midwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. person
correspondedWith Underwood, Wilbur, 1876-1935. person
associatedWith Wallace, Minnie McIntyre. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Missouri--Saint Louis
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Manuscripts, American
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
Periodical editors--correspondence
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Birth 1862-12-11

Death 1920-07-28

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