George Sidney Hellman papers 1888-1958 1900-1958

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George Sidney Hellman papers, 1888-1958, 1900-1958

George Sidney Hellman papers 1888-1958 1900-1958

George Sidney Hellman (1878-1958), American author and editor, was a rare book, manuscript and art dealer and collector in New York City. He amassed collections of his own and helped secure major acquisitions for the Pierpont Morgan Library. He founded and edited the literary magazine, East & West, 1900-1901; and from 1919 to 1920 served as director of the American Expeditionary Forces University's School of Fine Arts for servicemen in France. His publications include Washington Irving, Esquire (1925), The True Stevenson (1925), Benjamin N. Cardozo, American Judge (1940), and hundreds of book reviews and magazine articles. Collection consists of Hellman's correspondence, writings, research notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter. General correspondence, 1888-1958, contains his letters to and from fellow students and professors at Columbia University; letters concerning his activities as editor of East & West and as art and manuscript dealer and collector; as well as correspondence with fellow scholars and publishers regarding his research and writing on Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and the Seligman family. Also, essays, reviews, plays, novels, speeches, and biographical and autobiographical works (both published and unpublished), scrapbooks of clippings, writings by others (mostly typescripts), photographs, contracts, and memorabilia.

24 linear feet (50 boxes, 17 v.)

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