Letters of Washington Irving Way, 1894-1924.


Letters of Washington Irving Way, 1894-1924.

The collection contains letters and ephemera pertaining to the life and work of Thomas Bird Mosher. The vast majority of the letters are from Mosher to Way and discuss business matters relating to the distribution of Mosher's books. Some letters in the collection also address Mosher's writing and the shaping of his books, as well as his opinions on current events and personalities. Issues addressed within the correspondence include Thomas Bird Mosher and his writing and 20th century American literature. Correspondents include Milton James Ferguson, Flora M. Lamb, and Thomas Bird Mosher.

174 pieces.3 boxes.


SNAC Resource ID: 6759447

Related Entities

There are 4 Entities related to this resource.

Lamb, Flora M.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rb8vvp (person)

Ferguson, Milton J. (Milton James), 1879-1954

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qz2cgk (person)

Way, W. Irving (Washington Irving), 1853-1931

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bp02z6 (person)

Washington Irving Way was born in Ontario, and completed a two-year college program before taking a job with a railroad. He worked for various railroad companies in Canada and the United States, ultimately becoming secretary to the president of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad. He developed an interest in books, and, after losing his job as secretary when the president retired, he went to Chicago and became a bookseller. He actively contributed reviews and articles on the book trade, ...

Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mc8zd6 (person)

Epithet: publisher, of Portland, Maine British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x000099 Publisher and printer. From the description of Thomas Bird Mosher collection, 1893-1929. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 28127344 Mosher was a publisher of inexpensive but well-printed books devoted to belles lettres in Portland, Maine. Many of these were reprints of English authors and c...