Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872

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Publisher of Putnam's Magazine and founder of G. P. Putnam & Son[s].

From the description of George Palmer Putnam letters [manuscript], 1858-1870. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647998826

George Palmer Putnam (1814-1872) was a book and magazine publisher.

From the description of George Palmer Putnam correspondence, 1843-1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122607941

From the guide to the George Palmer Putnam correspondence, 1843-1871, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Publisher.

From the description of George Palmer Putnam papers, 1858-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983582

American publisher.

From the description of Papers of George Palmer Putnam [manuscript], 1814-1872. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647828214

From the description of Autograph note signed : New York, to [Harper & Bros.], 1857 Aug. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615860

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to his daughter Mary (here called "Minnie"), 1864 Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872132

George Palmer Putnam was an innovative American publisher. He distinguished himself as a teen-aged apprentice, and was made partner in several firms before founding his own house, G.P. Putnam's. Among his many contributions to American letters, he published and promoted works by Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, Poe, and many others; opened a London branch, becoming the first American publisher to do so; and published Putnam's Monthly Magazine, which set a new standard for American literary journalism. He also played a leading part in establishing the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

From the description of George Palmer Putnam letter to W. Hepworth Dixon, 6 Mar. 1869. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56194009

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referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. George Palmer Putnam letter to W. Hepworth Dixon, 6 Mar. 1869. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Washington Irving Collection, 1852, n. d. University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Dana Family. Letters and engraving, Richard Henry Dana, Sr. and Jr. [manuscript], 1852-1874, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Richard Henry Dana Sr. and Jr. Collection, 1852-1864 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Putnam, Herbert, 1861-1955. Papers of Herbert Putnam, 1783-1958 (bulk 1899-1939). Library of Congress
creatorOf Cummins, Maria S. (Maria Susanna), 1827-1866. Papers of Maria S. Cummins, 1850-1865. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jacobi, Mary Putnam, 1842-1906. Papers, 1851-1974 (inclusive), 1851-1906 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 14, Miscellany, 1784-1860. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf G.P. Putnam & Co. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1869-1889. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Autograph letter signed : New York, to his daughter Mary (here called "Minnie"), 1864 Feb. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gimbel, Richard. Colonel Richard A. Gimbel collection of Edgar Allan Poe materials, 1809-1995. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930. Papers, ca. 1800-1931 (bulk 1860-1931). University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Washington Irving Collection, 1806-[1951], n. d. University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1852 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Emerson family correspondence, ca. 1725-1900. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. [Notes on a map of the First Battle of Bull Run]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Catharine Maria Sedgwick Collection, 1852 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Balmanno, Robert, 1780-1861. Autograph letter signed : Brooklyn, to George P. Putnam, 1852 Oct. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Upcott, William, 1779-1845. Correspondence of William Upcott, 1802-1845 (bulk 1817-1845). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Autograph letter signed W Irving to: "My dear Sir" [Geo Putnam] July 12, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878. Papers of Bayard Taylor [manuscript], 1847-1878. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Letter, 1852 December 27, Sunnyside, New York, to George P. Putnam. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. George Palmer Putnam papers, 1858-1868. Library of Congress
referencedIn Rufus Choate letters, 1843-1858 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. George Palmer Putnam correspondence, 1843-1871. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Dana family. Manuscripts and letters by Richard Henry Dana, Sr. and Jr. [manuscript], 1852-1864 and n.y. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ball, S. M. Letter, 1839 Jan. 15, Richmond, Va. to Thomas R. Love, Fairfax Court House, Va. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Duganne, Augustine Joseph Hickey, 1823?-1884. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to George Palmer Putnam, 1855 May 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870. Papers of John Pendleton Kennedy [manuscript], 829-1925. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Typed letter signed : New York, N.Y., to Grant Overton, 1928 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume I, Miscellany, 1745-1856. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Silliman family. Silliman family papers, 1717-1977 (inclusive), 1717-1911 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Richard Henry Dana Sr. and Jr. Collection, 1852 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn American Museum of Natural History. Greenland Expedition (1926). Mammalogical field photographs, 1926. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Letter, [n.d.], to "My dear Sir". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Bayard Taylor, 1854 Jan. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Clarke, Mary Cowden, 1809-1898,. Autograph letters signed or initialled from Mary Cowden Clarke to Robert Balmanno [manuscript], 1851-1861. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. Letter, 1844 December 26, Hartford, Conn. to George P. Putnam. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. George Palmer Putnam correspondence, 1843-1869 (bulk 1851-1857). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1852-1878 (bulk 1852). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886,. Documents relating to Charles Sumner, ca. 1828-1912. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Autograph letter signed : London, to Bayard Taylor, 1847 Feb. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1838-1850. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1838 May 3 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. Letter from George W. Curtis to George Palmer Putnam [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne [manuscript] 1659-1963 (bulk 1839-1864). Clifton Waller Barrett Library
creatorOf George Palmer Putnam correspondence, 1843-1871 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Tupper, Martin Farquhar, 1810-1889. Letter, quotation and photograph of Martin Farquhar Tupper [manuscript] 1846, 1847, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University. Gray Herbarium. Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium, 179?-1965 (inclusive), 1840-1955 (bulk) [microform]. Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
referencedIn James Fenimore Cooper collection, 1792-1976, 1792-1894 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Autograph note signed : New York, to [Harper & Bros.], 1857 Aug. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Silliman family. Silliman family papers, 1717-1977 (inclusive), 1717-1911 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn George William Curtis Letters, 1851-1892 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Henry Dana Sr. and Jr. Collection, 1852-1874 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870. Papers of John Pendelton Kennedy [manuscript], 1851-1852. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1851-1906, 1923, 1974 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Correspondence. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877. Edmund Quincy letters, 1855-1868. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Benjamin Disraeli letters, 1829-1845 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn G. P. Putnam and Sons Correspondence, 1887-1930 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870. Letter to George P. Putnam [manuscript], 1856 January 7. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Papers of George Palmer Putnam [manuscript], 1814-1872. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852. Papers, 1830-1850. New York State Library
creatorOf Bacon, Delia Salter, 1811-1859,. Autograph letters signed from Delia Salter Bacon to various recipients [manuscript], 1855. Folger Shakespeare Library
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creatorOf Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870. Papers of William Gilmore Simms [manuscript], 1839-1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. George Palmer Putnam letters [manuscript], 1858-1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867. Papers of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, 1801-1865 (bulk 1834-1865). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Catharine Maria Sedgwick Collection, 1801-1865 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 14, Miscellany, 1784-1860. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Benson John Lossing Collection, 1843-1917 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Colonel Richard A. Gimbel collection of Edgar Allan Poe materials, 1809-1995 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection, 1852 Jul 19 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. Francis Parkman papers, 1565-1903. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Letter : Pittsfield, Mass., to G. P. Putnam, New York, 1854 Nov. 3. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1804-1936 (bulk 1804-1859). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887. Papers of John G. Saxe [manuscript], 1852-1884. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885. Papers of Richard Grant White, 1842-1884. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912. Houghton Library.
Role Title Holding Repository
Walt Whitman to George Palmer Putnam, 17 December 1868 Walt Whitman Archive
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
New York (State)
United States
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
United States
United States
England--London
Subject
Novelists, American--19th century
Book industries and trade--19th century
Copyright, International
Publishers and Publishing
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
Autographs--Collections
Publishers and publishing--19th century--Correspondence
Patriotism
Publishers and publishing--19th century
Publishers and publishing--England--London
Authors and publishers--19th century
Patriotism--United States
Publishers and publishing--United States
Occupation
Publisher
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Birth 1814-02-07

Death 1872-12-20

Birth 1814

Death 1972

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