Frank N. Doubleday and Nelson Doubleday collection, 1734-1966 (bulk 1890s-1940s)


Doubleday, Frank Nelson, 1862-1934. Frank N. Doubleday and Nelson Doubleday collection, 1734-1966 (bulk 1890s-1940s)

Frank N. Doubleday and Nelson Doubleday collection, 1734-1966 (bulk 1890s-1940s)

Consists primarily of papers of Frank Nelson Doubleday and his son, Nelson, relating to their personal and business relationships with prominent Doubleday authors and artists. The collection includes approximately 190 letters of Kipling and the holograph manuscript, among others, of THE LIGHT THAT FAILED, presented by the author to F. N. Doubleday in 1899. The holograph manuscript of THE RAZOR'S EDGE, presented by Maugham to Nelson Doubleday at Christmas, 1944, highlights the second-generation acquisitions in the collection. Additions to the collection include correspondence concerning the copyright and publication of works by O. Henry; and personal papers of Frank Nelson Doubleday, including additional articles and reports on his Red Cross trip to Hong Kong in 1918, typescript drafts of his autobiography, "Secret Memoirs of a Publisher," written in two installments (1926 and 1933) for private circulation, a journal (1897), a family genealogy, a 1734 English indenture, and photographs. Also present are financial and estate papers of Frank Nelson Doubleday, his two wives, Neltje Blanchan DeGraff Doubleday and Florence Van Wyck Doubleday, Lily Underhill Doubleday, Nelson Doubleday, Felix Doubleday, Samuel A. Everitt, and tax and estate papers (1930-1942) for Rudyard Kipling.

13.7 linear ft. (31 archival boxes, 1 flat print box)

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Doubleday, Frank Nelson, 1862-1934 (person)

Publisher. From the description of Letter to D. M. Martin [manuscript], 1926 November 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816280 ...

Doubleday, Nelson, 1889-1949 (person)

Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928 (person)

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Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 (person)

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Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 (person)

British novelist, playwright, and short story writer, most well-known for his autobiographical novel "Of Human Bondage". From the description of Letter, signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat (France), to James R. Parish, Brockton, Mass. 16 June 1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718967 William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was a British author. From the description of W. Somerset Maugham letters, 1919-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652236 ...

Doubleday family (family)