Henry Holt and Company.

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Henry Holt was born on January 3, 1840 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was educated at General Prosser’s school in New Haven before attending Yale University. Although he graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1864, Holt was fascinated by literature and decided to enter the publishing world. He started his first company, Leypoldt and Holt in 1866. In 1873 Leypoldt retired and the firm became Henry Holt and Co. His most popular series was the Leisure Hour series, launched in 1872. Later in life, Holt started to become more involved in his own writing, and published several works. He passed away in New York City on February 13, 1926.

From the guide to the Archives of Henry Holt and Company, 1859-1981, 1890-1943, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. Rossiter and Helen Kendrick Johnson papers, 1851-1929, bulk (1883-1900). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Vladimir Nabokov papers, 1918-1987 bulk (1934-1975) [microform]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lawrence F. Morico Papers., circa 1955-1958 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn James family publication accounts and correspondence, 1890-1923. Houghton Library
creatorOf Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. Papers of Frederick Jackson Turner, 1862-1976 (bulk 1889-1932). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Robert Frost Trusteeship. Papers, 1949-1991. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Rigg, Edgar Taylor, 1900-. Letter, 1959 March 13, New York, to Ralph Thompson, New York. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Henry Holt and Company. Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1930. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Voznesensky, Andrei, 1933-2010. Andrei Voznesenskii papers, 1955-2004 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Vladimir Nabokov papers, 1918-1987, 1934-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Freund, Paul A. Paul A. Freund papers. 1918-1993. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Rossiter and Helen Kendrick Johnson papers, 1851-1929, 1883-1900 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bass, Robert D. (Robert Duncan). Robert D. Bass papers, 1925-1984 University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Wyllie, John Cook, 1908-1968. Letters : concerning his book reviews in The Richmond news leader, 1952-1963. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Clyde Edgerton Papers, 1918-2004 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. ALS : Bockhampton, Dorchester, to Henry Holt and Company, [18]74 Feb. 2. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Archives of Henry Holt and Company, 1859-1981, 1890-1943 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
creatorOf Thompson, Lawrance Roger, 1906-1973. Papers of Lawrance Thompson, 1892-1967. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Henry Holt and Company. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1916-1933. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Vladimir Nabokov papers, 1918-1987 bulk (1934-1975). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Wall Street Journal (Firm). Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1986. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Guide to the Charles Allan Madison Papers, 1918-1935 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Henry Holt and Company. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1989. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Guide to the Charles Allan Madison Papers, 1918-1935 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Caliver, Ambrose, 1894-1962. Ambrose Caliver collection, 1912-1938. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Sloane, William M. (William Milligan), 1906-1974. Selected papers of William M. Sloane, 1931-1979. Princeton University Library
creatorOf James family. James family publication accounts and correspondence, 1890-1923. Houghton Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Holt, Roland, 1867-1931. Roland Holt papers, 1883-1956 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. Correspondence concerning Robert Frost publications. 1935-1937. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Henry Holt and Company. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1936-1961. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Correspondence, 1906-1963. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Houghton Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Bass, Robert D. (Robert Duncan) person
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Brooks, Charles Van Wyck, person
associatedWith Caliver, Ambrose, 1894-1962. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
correspondedWith Edgerton, Clyde, 1944- person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. person
associatedWith Holt, Elliot. person
associatedWith Holt, Henry, 1840-1926. person
associatedWith Holt, Roland, 1861-1931. person
associatedWith Holt, Roland, 1867-1931. person
associatedWith James family. family
correspondedWith James family. family
associatedWith Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Madison, Charles Allan person
associatedWith Madison, Charles Allan. person
associatedWith Morico, Lawrence F. person
associatedWith Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. person
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Rigg, Edgar Taylor, 1900- person
associatedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Robert Frost Trusteeship. corporateBody
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Sloane, William M. (William Milligan), 1906-1974. person
correspondedWith Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-1970 person
associatedWith Thompson, Lawrance Roger, 1906-1973. person
associatedWith Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. person
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Voznesenskii, A. (Andrei) person
associatedWith Wall Street Journal (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Wyllie, John Cook, 1908-1968. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Publishers and publishing--New York (N.Y.)--20th century
American literature--19th century
Publishers and publishing--New York (N.Y.)--19th century
American literature
Publishing history
Authors and publishers--United States--19th century
Authors and publishers--United States--20th century
American literature--20th century
Occupation
Novelists, American--20th century
Novelists, American--19th century
Authors, American--20th century
Authors, American--19th century
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