Century Company records, 1870-1924.

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Century Company. Century Company records, 1870-1924.

Century Company records, 1870-1924.

Records consist of correspondence, manuscripts, vouchers, proofs of articles and other materials concerning the publications of the Century Company.

147 linear feet (151 boxes)

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Holland, J.G. (Josiah Gilbert), 1819-1881

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Josiah Gilbert Holland was a doctor, an educator, and a popular author, but is best remembered as the first editor of Scribner's. After brief careers in medicine and education, he became editor of the Springfield Republican in his native Massachusetts. In 1870, he became the founding editor and co-owner of Scribner's. His many published works include poetry, regional short stories, history, and popular philosophical essays. He sometimes used the pseudonym "Timothy Titcomb." From the ...

Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934

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Son of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, Julian Hawthorne was also a writer of short stories and novels. From the description of Essays : manuscripts, undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612756082 Second child and only son of Nathaniel and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, Julian Hawthorne was a writer of reviews, articles, and late 19th century American popular fiction. From the description of ALS, 1886 September 16 : Sag Harbor, N.Y., to J.D. Holmes...

Century Company.

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The Century Company was founded in New York City in 1881. Century published magazines including the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and St. Nicholas and publications such as Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Roswell Smith formed the company and appointed Richard Watson Gilder as editor of the Century which was noted for its fiction, poetry, historical studies, and woodcut illustrations. In 1930 the Century was merged with The Forum magazine. From the description of Century C...

Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925). From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908 Editor and author. From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534 ...

Hapgood, Isabel Florence, 1850-1928

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Isabel Florence Hapgood (1850-1928) was an American translator and author. From the description of Isabel Florence Hapgood papers, 1864-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122626649 From the guide to the Isabel Florence Hapgood papers, 1864-1922, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs., 1851-1934

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Marianna Griswold (Mrs. Schuyler) Van Rensselaer, 1851-1934, born New York. Art critic, author. Ltt. D. Columbia in 1910, honorary member American Institute of Architects, and awarded gold medal by American Academy of Arts and Letters. Books include: H.H. Richardson and His Works, English Cathedrals, Art Out of Doors, and History of the City of New York in the Seventeenth Century. Samuel Sydney McClure, 1857-1949. Editor, publisher, founder McClure's Magazine. ...

Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909

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Gilder authored the book, THE NEW DAY, A POEM IN SONGS AND SONNETS... (New York : Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1876) in which this is tipped in. It contains the bookplate of Brainerd. From the description of Autograph letter signed to Ira Hutchinson Brainerd, [1876?] Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398276 Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly...

Buel, Clarence Clough, 1850-1933

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Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937

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Author; United States ambassador to Italy. From the description of Autograph poem signed, entitled "Rheims", 1814 Sep. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492661 From the description of Autograph poem "The Cost" signed, 1914 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492676 Epithet: Editor 'The Century Magazine' New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x000372 Magazine ed...

Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902

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American author and historian. From the description of Letters, 1898, Brooklyn, to Worthington Chauncey Ford. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580858 American historian and novelist. From the description of Papers : of Paul Leicester Ford, 1888-1905. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 29734016 From the description of Typed letter signed : Brooklyn, New York, to [George Haven] Putnam, 189? May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914

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Journalist, author, and humanitarian. From the description of Jacob A. Riis papers, 1870-1990 (bulk 1887-1913). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060723 Reformer, journalist, author. From the description of Papers of Jacob A. Riis [manuscript], 1899-1914. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814455 Jacob A. Riis, journalist and social reformer, was born in Denmark and moved to the United States at 21. He became a reporter for the New York trib...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907

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Sculptor. From the description of Papers of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, circa 1848-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071553 Sculptor and artist. From the description of Augustus Saint-Gaudens papers, 1891-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981198 Sculptor, New York. From the description of Letter, 1893 April 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553768 American sculptor. From the description of Saint-Gaudens National...

Stoddard, Elizabeth, 1823-1902

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American writer of novels, stories, and poems. From the description of Letter : to [Henry Chandler] Bowen, [1889?] Sept. 27. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122530496 American author of novels and poems; wife of Richard Henry Stoddard. From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Stoddard, 1895 December 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31685636 From the description of Pa...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

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Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122682758 From the guide to the Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Address of Mr. Andrew Carnegie before the Pitt...

Holt, Henry, 1840-1926

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American author and publisher. From the description of Papers of Henry Holt [manuscript], 1905 April 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816422 ...

Drake, Alexander W. (Alexander Wilson), 1843-1916

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Blum was a painter, illustrator, and muralist in New York City. He worked for SCRIBNER'S in 1879, and in 1890 he traveled to Japan. Alexander Drake was a wood engraver, art editor, and patron in New York City. From 1881-1912, he was director of the Art Department and art editor of CENTURY magazine. From the description of Robert Blum letters to Alexander Drake, 1879-1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557046 ...

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

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Edith Wharton (b. January 24, 1862, New York, NY–d. August 11, 1937, Val-d'Oise, France) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton combined an insider's view of American aristocracy with a powerful prose style. Her novels and short stories realistically portrayed the lives and morals of the late nineteenth century, an era of decline and faded wealth. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921, the first woman to receive this honor....

Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906

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Susan B. Anthony (b. February 15, 1820, Adams, Massachusetts-d. March 13, 1906, Rochester, New York)1820-1906), educated in New York and at the Philadelphia Friends Seminary. Anthony taught at various New York schools between 1839 and 1849. She became involved in women's suffrage, temperance, abolitionism, and labor reform after a meeting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1850. Between 1868 and 1870 Anthony edited the "Revolution" a women's suffrage weekly. Best known for her lifelong crusade fo...

Authors' League of America

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Organization founded in 1912 for the protection of copyright. From the description of Letter from the Authors' League of America to an unknown recipient, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136277 From the description of Letter from the Authors' League of America to an unknown recipient [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844409 ...

Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947

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Albert Shaw (1857-1947) was an editor, journalist and scholar who spent most of his career as the editor and publisher of the Review of Reviews, a digest of progressive thought and political analysis. Shaw's principal interests were the improvement of municipal government, the relationship of business and organized labor, agricultural reform, international affairs, and contemporary politics and economics, topics which he wrote and spoke on frequently. From the guide to the Albert Sha...

Theodore L. Devine Company.

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Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935

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Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) was an explorer, artist and author. As a member of John Wesley Powell's expedition down the Colorado River in 1871-1873, he helped to prepare the first map of the Grand Canyon. He wrote books about his explorations and the peoples and topography of the Southwest. His professional associations included the Explorers Club, the American Geographical Society, and the Eastern Association on Indian Affairs. His wife, Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh, was also a writer....

Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941

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Librarian and historian. From the description of Papers of Worthington Chauncey Ford, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068790 American historical editor, bibliographer, and statistician. From the description of Letters of Worthington Chauncey Ford [manuscript], 1886-1900. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806452 Worthington Chauncey Ford (1858-1941), the eldest son of Gordon Lester Ford and Emily Fowler Ford, first worked as a cas...

Barton, Clara, 1821-1912

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Founder of the American Red Cross. From the description of Letter to James Langstaff Dunn [manuscript], 1865 September 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813309 Nurse and organizer of the American National Red Cross, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19241558 Clara Barton (1821-1912) was the founder and for twenty-three years president of the American Red Cross. She ...

Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948

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American art critic. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [New York], 10 Apirl 1940 and 22 March 1942, to Harry [Harkness Flagler], 1940 Apr. 10 and 22 March 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564650 Royal Cortissoz (1869-1968), respected American art critic, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He trained as an architect, spending six years working at the firm of McKim, Mead, and White before embarking on his journalism career. Cortissoz served as the art...

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

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American novelist and short-story writer. From the description of Letters, 1926-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122494991 Willa Cather was an American novelist and short story writer. From the guide to the Willa Cather literary manuscripts, 1926-1940, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American novelist, journalist, and editor. From the description of Collection, 1908-1963. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research...

Charles Scribner's Sons.

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Charles Scribner, 1821-1871, was a partner in the publishing firm of Baker & Scribner, 1846-1871, and carried on alone after Baker's death in 1850. He formed Scribner & Welford in 1857. Charles Scribner's Sons was established in 1870, the same year SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY began. His son Charles, 1854-1930, became president in 1875. He began SCRIBNER'S MAGAZINE in 1887. It ceased publication in 1930. His son Charles, 1890-1952, became president in 1932. From the description of Char...

Carleton, Henry Guy, 1856-1910

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Churchill, Randolph Spencer, Lady, 1854-1921

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Melville, Elizabeth Shaw, 1822-1906

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Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903

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Landscape architect. From the description of Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952 (bulk 1838-1903). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979908 American landscape designer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Charles A. Dana, 1876 July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872066 Landscape architect. Related material in Biography and Genealogy Files under 'F.L. Olmsted.' From the description ...

Bigelow, Poultney, 1855-1954

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Poultney Bigelow (b. September 10, 1855, New York City-d. May 28, 1954, Malden-on-Hudson, New York), was the son of John Bigelow, American Ambassador to France under Abraham Lincoln. He grew up in France, and also in Germany, where he became friends with Prince William, later emperor of Germany. Bigelow studied at Yale University, and began practicing law, but was more interested in politics and writing. He is perhaps best remembered as a journalist. He was editor of Outing magazine and later co...

J.B. Lippincott Company

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