Century Magazine correspondence, 1885-1914.


Century Magazine correspondence, 1885-1914.

The collection consists mainly of letters written by various contributors to the editors of Century magazine. The collection also contains numerous memorandums and notes written by Richard Watson Gilder to his editorial assistants.

760 pieces.9 boxes.


SNAC Resource ID: 7088268

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