Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection 1921-1958


Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection, 1921-1958

Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection 1921-1958

Papers of the American author, journalist. Collection is predominantly incoming and outgoing business correspondence with agents and editors concerning Adams' literary works; typescripts of articles, stories, and novels; and photographs. Correspondents includes Brandt & Brandt; Horace B. Liveright of Boni and Liveright; Bennett Cerf and Saxe Commins of Random House; Thomas B. Costain of Doubleday, Doran & Company; Houghton Mifflin Company; Frank G. Slaughter; Merle Thorpe; Irita Van Doran; and Stewart Edward White.

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Doubleday, Doran & Company. (corporateBody)

Doubleday, Page & Company was purchased by George H. Doran in 1928 and the name changed to Doubleday, Doran & Company. This correspondence reflects both corporate names. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore and Helen Dreiser, 1899-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155898372 ...

Houghton Mifflin Company. (corporateBody)

Houghton Mifflin Company, publishing house of Boston, Mass., From the description of Houghton Mifflin Company records, 1832-1944. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612205133 Houghton Mifflin Company, publishing house of Boston, Massachusetts, traces its roots back to the firm of Ticknor and Fields, the premier "literary" publishing house in the United States during the middle years of the nineteenth century; and to the Riverside Press, Henry Oscar Houghton's printi...

Liveright, Horace Brisbin, 1886-1933 (person)

The New York City publishing firm of Boni & Liveright began in 1917 with Charles Boni and Horace Liveright issuing the Modern Library Series. Boni's uncle, Thomas Seltzer, quickly became a third partner, but he left four months after Liveright had bought out Boni in July of 1918. Soon afterwards Liveright sold vice presidencies to Julian Messner and Leon Fleischman. Fleischman left the firm in 1920 to be replaced by Bennett Cerf that same year. In 1925 Cerf bought the rights to the Modern Li...

White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946 (person)

Author, graduate of the University of Michigan (Ph. B., 1895; M.A., 1903). From the description of Papers, 1901-1941. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365123 Author, graduate of the University of Michigan (Ph.B., 1895; M.A., 1903). From the description of Stewart White papers, 1901-1941. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68304307 American author. From the description of Stewart Edward White papers, 1910-1913. (Unive...

Costain, Thomas B. (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965 (person)

Commins, Saxe. (person)

Commins was chief editor at Random House from 1933 to 1958 and edited a number of selections of others' writings. From the description of Saxe Commins papers, 1930-1973 (bulk 1945-1960). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 77586124 ...

Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 (person)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Author & publisher. Columbia A.B. 1919; Litt.B. 1920. From the guide to the Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Publisher and editor. Founder of Random House, New York, with Donald S. Klopfer; president, 1927-1966; and chairman of the board, 1966- Other publishing affiliations include Bantam Books (New York) and Modern Library, Inc. (New York). From the description of Calling card : N...

Brandt & Brandt. (corporateBody)

Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958 (person)

Author and journalist. Adams was an important member of the staffs of McClure's and Colliers magazines during the muckraking days. He was active in exposing medical frauds and instrumental in bringing about the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906). Adams used fictional settings in a long series of novels dealing with the American background and exploring issues such as dishonest journalism (The Clarion, 1914) and the Harding Administration scandals (Revelry, 1926). He also wrote the Average Jones stori...

Random House (Firm) (corporateBody)

Van Doren, Irita Bradford. (person)

Thorpe, Merle Harrold, 1879-1955. (person)

Boni & Liveright (corporateBody)

The firm of Boni & Liveright went through three distinct name changes during the time of this correspondence, two of which are recognized in these files. Rather than separate the correspondence of the firm, correspondence from Horace Liveright, Inc. was housed under this heading. From the description of Correspondence : with Theodore Dreiser, 1917-1938. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122479782 New York publishing firm. From the desc...

Slaughter, Frank G. (Frank Gill), 1908-2001 (person)

Frank G. Slaughter was born Frank Gill Slaughter in the Washington, D.C. area in 1908. As a young child Slaughter moved with his family to a rural area near Oxford, North Carolina where his father worked as a farmer and mail carrier. After graduation, attended Duke University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, Slaughter went to medical school at Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1930. He then did his surgical training at Jefferson Hospital in Roanoke, Virgi...