Lorimer, George Horace, 1868-1937

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Editor of the Saturday Evening Post.

From the description of Correspondence, 1921. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36272489

Lorimer became editor-in-chief of the SATURDAY EVENING POST in 1899, and held offices in Curtis Publishing Company which published the POST. He lived in Wyncote, Pa. His work as an editor brought him into a long association with author Booth Tarkington.

From the description of Papers, 1912-1936. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 34223750

Saturday Evening Post editor.

From the description of Papers of George Horace Lorimer [manuscript], 1937 January 2-February 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806506

George Horace Lorimer was born in Kentucky, attended Yale briefly, but left to work for Philip D. Armour's meat packing company; a later business venture failed, and Lorimer went to Boston to try his hand at journalism, working for several newspapers. In 1898 he wrote Cyrus Curtis to ask for a job with the Saturday Evening Post; while Curtis went abroad to look for a permanent editor, Lorimer managed the Post, impressing Curtis and winning the job. He became managing editor of the Post in 1899, raising it from a circulation of under 2,000 to over one million within ten years. He retired from the Post in 1936; his leadership, innovations, and policies made it one of the most popular, successful, and influential magazines of its time.

From the description of George H. Lorimer letter to Harvey Thomas, 1924 July 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 66267159

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referencedIn White, William Allen, 1868-1944. William Allen White papers, 1859-1944 (bulk 1899-1944). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. [Letter] 1899 August 23, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. [Letters] / Owen Wister. La Salle University, Connelly Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. Papers of George Horace Lorimer [manuscript], 1937 January 2-February 20. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Saturdau Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 September 27, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. [Letter] 1899 October 17, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Sinclair Lewis correspondence., 1915-1950. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn William Allen White Papers, 1859-1944, (bulk 1899-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Abbott, Samuel, 1864-. Samuel Abbott letter to George Horace Lorimer, 1920. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Stout, Wesley Winans, 1890-. Papers of Wesley Winans Stout, 1913-1954. Library of Congress
referencedIn Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah, 1862-1927. Albert Jeremiah Beveridge papers, 1788-1943 (bulk 1886-1927). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937,. Typed letter signed from George Horace Lorimer, Philadelphia, to William Jefferson Winter [manuscript], 1907 November 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. [Letter] 1899 September 25, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. Letter to H.C. Kinney, 1930 March 29. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 November 23, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. Papers, 1912-1936. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous American calligraphy, 1812-1977. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. Letter to Seymour Eaton [manuscript], 1906 May 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Purvis, Wenonah Stevens, fl. 1908,. Autograph letter signed from Wenonah Stevens Purvis, Chico, California, to George Horace Lorimer [manuscript], 1908. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lincoln Highway Association. Lincoln Highway Association correspondence, 1912-1923. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
creatorOf Winter, William, 1836-1917. Papers of William Winter [manuscript], 1864-1915. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Warren, John Ernest,. Autograph letter signed from John Ernest Warren, New York, to George Horace Lorimer [manuscript], 1908 July 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. [Letter] 1900 February 14, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 October 18, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn E. W. (Edgar Watson) Howe additional papers, 1872-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. Letter to Glen Walton Blodgett [manuscript] 1919 December 9. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 September 29, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fetter mss., 1875-1988 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 November 1, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937,. Typed letter signed from George Horace Lorimer, Philadelphia, to William Winter, New Brighton [manuscript], 1909 July 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Kohlsaat, H. H. (Herman Henry), 1853-1924. Papers, 1892-1924. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn John Tebbel Papers, 1936-1985 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 October 18, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Wallace, Minnie McIntyre. Papers, 1886-1945. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Beer, Thomas, 1889-1940. Papers of Thomas Beer [manuscript], 1929-32. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1872-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. [Letter] 1899 November 13, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Papers, 1925-1954 (inclusive), 1941-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 November 17, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Albert Jeremiah Beveridge Papers, 1788-1943, (bulk 1886-1927) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Wilson, Harry Leon, 1867-1939. Letters, chiefly to Hugh Wiley [manuscript] 1905-1935. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wesley Winans Stout Papers, 1913-1954 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Samuel Abbott letter to George Horace Lorimer, 1920 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 October 27, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Sinclair Lewis correspondence, 1915-1950. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers, 1872-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937,. Typed letter signed from George Horace Lorimer, Philadelphia, to William Winter [manuscript], 1909 November 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. George H. Lorimer letter to Harvey Thomas, 1924 July 2. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 October 10, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Correspondence and photographic memorabilia., 1908-1939 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1900 October 27, Philadelphia, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Meehan, John, fl. 1907,. Typed letter signed from John Meehan, Boston, to George Horace Lorimer, Philadelphia [manuscript], 1907 July 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 August 16, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Winter, William, 1836-1917,. Typescript letter from William Winter to George Horace Lorimer, Editor of the Saturday Evening Post [manuscript], 1908 December 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 December 8, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. Papers, 1912-1957. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Tebbel, John William, 1912-. John William Tebbel papers, 1948. Yale University Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. Correspondence, 1921. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. [Letter] 1899 November 3, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Adams, Reily Gibson, 1911-. Papers, 1912-1981. Indiana University
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1900 January 8, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. [Letter] 1899 October 14, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf George Horace Lorimer family papers, circa 1858-1952. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 October 30, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Saturday Evening Post. [Letter] 1899 November 27, Philadelphia, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Geo. H. Lorimer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
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associatedWith Abbott, Samuel, 1864- person
associatedWith Adams, Reily Gibson, 1911- person
associatedWith Beer, Thomas, 1889-1940. person
correspondedWith Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah, 1862-1927. person
associatedWith Blodgett, Glen Walton, person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Eaton, Seymour, 1859-1916, person
associatedWith Fetter, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1863-1949 person
correspondedWith Garrett, Garet, 1878-1954 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Howe, Edgar Watson, 1851-1937 person
correspondedWith Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937 person
associatedWith Kohlsaat, H. H. (Herman Henry), 1853-1924. person
associatedWith Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933. person
associatedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. person
associatedWith Lincoln Highway Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940, person
correspondedWith Meehan, John, fl. 1907, person
associatedWith Neall, Adelaide W. person
correspondedWith Purvis, Wenonah Stevens, fl. 1908, person
associatedWith Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ritchie, Albert C. (Albert Cabell), 1876-1936. person
associatedWith Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. person
associatedWith Saturdau Evening Post. corporateBody
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associatedWith Stout, Wesley Winans, 1890- person
associatedWith Swann, Arthur. person
associatedWith Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. person
associatedWith Tebbel, John William, 1912- person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Thomas, Harvey, person
associatedWith Wallace, Minnie McIntyre. person
correspondedWith Warren, John Ernest, person
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
associatedWith Wilson, Harry Leon, 1867-1939. person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
correspondedWith Winter, William Jefferson, 1878-1929 person
associatedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Kennebunkport (Me.)
Indiana--Indianapolis
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States
Subject
Periodical editors--correspondence
Book editors
Authors, American--Correspondence
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Person

Birth 1869-10-06

Death 1937-10-22

Americans

English

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